Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun (IMAGE) Princeton University Caption Artist’s concept of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Launched in 2018, the probe is increasing our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth. Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben Usage Restrictions To use, credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.