News in brief: NASA sends probe to the Sun; subway gets phone coverage; Facebook pushes back

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news NASA to send probe to the Sun Boldly planning to go where no human – or spacecraft – has gone before, NASA is to send a probe 93m miles to the Sun. The probe, which will launch next year, has been named the Parker Solar Probe in honour of Eugene Parker, the astrophysicist who predicted the stream of plasma that flows out from the sun and into space, the high solar wind.

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