NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is getting ready for its date with Venus

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It was just over a week ago now that NASA successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe, and did so as the scientist it is named after looked on in awe. The mission will really begin to heat up (pun maybe intended) one the probe actually reaches the Sun's outer atmosphere, but it still has quite a bit of work to do before it gets there.

Now, in the wake of the successful launch, the probe's handlers down on Earth are slowly beginning to get the spacecraft prepared for the first big milestone. In order to make it to the Sun as planned, the probe is going to need some help from Venus, and that's a bit more complicated than it might initially sound.

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