NASA announces new mission to the sun

Posted at 11:19 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 11:19:24-04

NASA is cranking up the scientific heat. 

On Wednesday morning, NASA announced that they are planning a mission to fly directly into our sun's atmosphere. 

The mission, Solar Probe Plus, is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2018. The spacecraft will explore the sun's outer atmosphere and observe how the star works. 

Learn more about the mission here