For more on this and other news around the world we turn to our Ro Aram...
NASA on Sunday successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe, the United States space agency's historic small car-size probe to 'touch the Sun, ' from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The launch was originally set for Saturday morning, but was scrubbed at the last minute due to technical glitches.
The rocket sets a number of records. The first data download from the Parker Solar Probe is expected in early December after the probe reaches its first close approach of the sun in November.
The £1.17billion ($1.5billion) mission will study the sun's incredibly hot outer atmosphere, called the corona, as well as the charged particles that flow off the star and into the solar system. But an 8-foot-wide heat shield out front - only 4.5 inches thick - should keep the probe's electronics safe at room temperature.
"This could be from hydrogen particles beyond the solar system interacting with the furthest reaches of the solar wind, creating what appears to be a boundary in the distance, according to the paper published this week in Geophysical Research Letters".
Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her
Scientists are anxious that Tahlequah, or J35, is not getting adequate food because she has been carrying her baby for so long. Teams of whale experts are racing out to sea to help an ailing young killer whale spotted between the USA and Canada .
A Nasa handout photo shows an artist's impression of the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) approaching the Sun.
"We'll also be the fastest human-made object ever, travelling around the Sun at speeds of up to 690,000km/h (430,000mph) - NY to Tokyo in under a minute".
This is the first time Nasa has named a spacecraft after a living person.
The probe will be 3.9 million miles from the sun's surface, making it the closest spacecraft to the sun's surface in history.
Thousands of spectators jammed the launch site, including 91-year-old astrophysicist Eugene Parker for whom the spacecraft is named.
It will be the fastest human-made object with speeds up to 430,000 miles per hour, able to survive million degree temperatures, orbiting the sun just 4 million miles from its surface, after a 90 million-mile trip, to get the first measurements of the sun's energy.
"We've accomplished something that decades ago, lived exclusively in the realm of science fiction", he added, describing the probe as one of NASA's "strategically important" missions.
"Go, baby, go!" project scientist Nicola Fox of Johns Hopkins University shouted at liftoff.
It was the first rocket launch ever witnessed by Parker, a retired University of Chicago professor. "We're in for some learning over the next several years".
"What's so cool about all of this is hanging out with Parker and seeing his emotion", Zurbuchen said, adding that Parker went from being excited about the launch to being excited about the science to come.
NASA said the mission to "touch the Sun" will provide scientists with vital new information about our solar system and beyond.
"We've had to wait so long for our technology to catch up with our dreams", Fox said.
Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California
Trabuco and Holy Jim canyons were also under mandatory evacuation orders, as well as the Blue Jay and El Cariso campgrounds. The Holy Fire - named for Holy Jim Canyon where it began Monday - grew to almost 85 square kilometres by Saturday morning.
As he watched the spacecraft fly into the sky, Parker joked: "I'll bet you 10 bucks it works".
Anderson finished with five for 20, but he hailed the contribution of Chris Woakes , who took two wickets including the key... The first was the result of an absolutely stunning away swinger that bowled Murali Vijay off the fifth ball of the day.
Saturday, will dip down to within 4 million miles of the solar surface _ or almost 10 times as close as sun-scorched Mercury. Air Force weather officer Kathy Rice said that there's about a 70 percent chance that the weather tomorrow will cooperate.
Mark Ogden, senior writer at ESPN , says that Manchester United and their fans should "brace themselves for a bumpy ride". Jose Mourinho selected a youthful squad to take to America after a number of players were missing due to the World Cup .
Yes, it is a course (where) you can make birdies, but I just think this afternoon there's been a couple of big numbers as well. Open and PGA in the same season: Tiger Woods , Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen.
If your workers struggle with connectivity when they're on the go, the Note 9 will be their best chance at staying connected. It is assisted by 12-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture which offers 2x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom.
The violence led to the death of 32-year-old counter protester Heather Heyer who was struck by a vehicle . The goal is to keep rally goers and counter protesters separate in order to avoid violent confrontations.
Andrews a month later, so I wasn't really asked a lot, other than, 'What would it be like to complete the career Grand Slam at St. But they aren't the reason Day is desperate to hoist the trophy at Missouri's Bellerive Country Club this week.
U.S. defence secretary James Mattis has previously been against establishing a new military branch specifically for space. Created in 1982, it is headquartered at Peterson air force base in Colorado and oversees 30,000 people.
Find a spot where you can see the sky with as little obstruction as possible, and set up blankets or lawn chairs by 9 p.m. or so. This time the shower will be especially visible thanks to the August 11 new moon , leaving a dark and hopefully clear sky.
Meteor showers are caused when meteoroids, who were once part of a comet or asteroid, start hitting Earth's atmosphere in streams. Conditions this year are expected to be ideal thanks to the darkened New Moon keeping the skies dark though out the shower.
Klopp has great expectations Liverpool will deliver
Paul Merson believes Liverpool FC need to sign another centre-half to finally win their first Premier League title. We have to improve everything. "We are the ones who have to do more, fight more, and that must be our attitude".
‘Superman’ Actress Margot Kidder’s Cause of Death Released
Kidder, and co-star, the late Christopher Reeve, who played Superman , were unknown when they both landed parts in the franchise. Margot Kidder , best known as Lois Lane in " Superman " with Christopher Reeve , died on Sunday in her Livingston, Montana home.
Melania Trump's Slovenian parents become United States citizens
She attended high school in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, and changed her name to Melania Knauss when she started modelling. The Slovenian immigrants, a former auto dealer and textile factory worker, had been living in the U.S.as permanent residents .