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A NASA space probe that's used to observe the sun has set a speed record

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Michel Martin. A NASA space probe that's used to observe the sun has set a speed record. On its 17th trip around the sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe traveled at nearly 400,000 miles per hour. That makes the probe the fastest human-made object in history. The probe is also on pace to fly more than seven times closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft. I guess you could say Parker is just too hot to handle. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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