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Parker Solar Probe
Liftoff
Published Aug 20, 2018
While most of the western hemisphere slept, an APL-built spacecraft prepared to make history
Sun science
Can the Parker Solar Probe take the heat?
Published Aug 20, 2018
Researchers at the Applied Physics Lab develop a shield strong enough to protect the spacecraft's sensitive instruments from the heat of the sun
Countdown begins
Cleared for launch
Published Aug 20, 2018
The Parker Solar Probe is making its way to the launchpad where it will lift off and begin its historic journey to the sun
Machine Learning
AI for eyes
Published Aug 20, 2018
Hopkins researchers chart a course for using artificial intelligence to diagnose degenerative eye conditions
NASA / APL
Behind the scenes with the Parker Solar Probe
Published Aug 20, 2018
Videographer Lee Hobson and photographer Ed Whitman spend their days documenting mankind's mission to "touch" the sun
Parker Solar Probe
Spacecraft's launch window delayed
Published Aug 20, 2018
Historic mission to the sun, managed by JHU's Applied Physics Lab, will now begin no earlier than Aug. 4
Farm animals
Putting the kibosh on contagion
Published Summer 2018
Surveillance system developed at APL could help public health officials identify infected populations—among humans and animals / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Parker Solar Probe
Hitching a ride to the sun
Published Aug 20, 2018
APL-build spacecraft will transport more than a million names on its historic mission this summer
Praise for Parker Solar Probe
Published Aug 20, 2018
Hopkins-built heat shield lands APL on Fast Company's list of most innovative companies
Outer space
A Titan proposal
Published Aug 20, 2018
NASA selects for further development APL's Dragonfly mission to explore Saturn's largest moon