It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.

— Plato

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NASA's Parker Probe Will Explore The Sun's Hellish Atmosphere in 2018

8 hours 12 min ago
During the total solar eclipse, skywatchers can see the corona: the hellish, mysterious outer atmosphere that NASA plans to probe in 2018.
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How to View a Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Eyes

8 hours 41 min ago
Here are guidelines for watching the Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, including when it is safe to remove your eclipse glasses.
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Solar Eclipse 2017 in Carbondale: Space.com is at the Crossroads

8 hours 57 min ago
Space.com's Tariq Malik hits the road to Carbondale with Live Science's Denise Chow to cover the celestial event of the year, if not the century.
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How Long Will the 2017 Solar Eclipse Last? Depends Where You Are

8 hours 57 min ago
The total phase of the solar eclipse of Aug. 21 will last a maximum of 2 minutes and 40 seconds for observers on the ground. Here's how long it will last at various points along the totality path — and why total solar eclipses are so brief.
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Get Ready for Major Traffic Jams During the 2017 Solar Eclipse

9 hours ago
Millions of Americans are expected to travel to see the total solar eclipse that will cross the continental U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017. The event could create one of the worst traffic days in the nation’s history.
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Solar Eclipse 2017: Traffic and Weather Forecasts for States in Totality

9 hours 10 min ago
Don’t miss the 2017 total solar eclipse because you’re stuck in traffic outside the path of totality or blanketed by a canopy of clouds.
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Total Solar Eclipse Could Cost US Nearly $700 Million in Lost Productivity

9 hours 34 min ago
The total solar eclipse of 2017 could cost U.S. companies nearly $700 million in lost productivity on Monday (Aug. 21) when workers pause to watch the moon block the sun.
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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely)

9 hours 49 min ago
On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina. Here's what you need to know about this rare celestial show.
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Total Solar Eclipse Aug. 21, 2017: Live Webcasts from NASA & More

12 hours 17 min ago
NASA will follow the total solar eclipse live Aug. 21 as it crosses the United States from ground, aircraft, balloon and spacecraft, beginning at 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT).
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Bonnie Tyler Will Sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' During the Actual Total Solar Eclipse

12 hours 49 min ago
Total eclipse of the heart, meet a total eclipse of the sun: Bonnie Tyler's iconic hit from the 80s is about to be in the right place at the right cosmic time.
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Music for a Solar Eclipse: Kronos Quartet Will Serenade the Event in Real Time

13 hours 20 min ago
The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will have musical accompaniment at the Exploratorium science museum in San Francisco, featuring the acclaimed Kronos Quartet.
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50 Years of Solar Eclipses from Space In Astronaut Photos

13 hours 27 min ago
See amazing photos of solar eclipses from space as seen by astronauts and cosmonauts over the last 50 years.
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Here's What It's Like to Be the Planetary Protection Officer at NASA

13 hours 30 min ago
John Rummel, a biology professor at East Carolina University, reflects on his experiences as NASA's planetary protection officer, a job that requires a lot of science, but no alien combat.
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Turn Your Smartphone into an Eclipse Tool Kit with Essential Apps

13 hours 32 min ago
With the right apps installed, your smartphone or tablet can be a powerful tool for planning and enjoying the Great American Solar Eclipse.
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How Astronomers Use Eclipses to Discover Alien Worlds

13 hours 33 min ago
Imagine you attached keen instruments to a telescope and you rocketed a few light-years away from the solar system. And instead of observing the sun-moon eclipse, you stared at the sun as the Earth meandered in its orbit.
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Solar Eclipse 2017 in Idaho: Totality From Rexburg

15 hours 29 min ago
Space.com's Calla Cofield is headed to Rexburg, Idaho to witness the total solar eclipse in a small town.
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How a Space.com Columnist Convinced an Airline to Chase the Eclipse

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:00pm
This is a story about how you can sometimes move mountains — or, in this case, airplanes — with a simple suggestion.
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Image of the Day

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:00am
A photographer for the European Southern Observatory captured this view of a partial lunar eclipse as the moon rose over Munich, Germany on the evening of Aug. 7. During a partial lunar eclipse, Earth casts a shadow on the moon that appears reddish-brown.
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Going to See the Solar Eclipse? Share Your Story with Space.com!

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:59am
The Great American Solar Eclipse promises to be the celestial event of the century and the Space.com team is super-excited. But what about you? Share your solar eclipse plans, hopes, expectations and results with us!
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Amazon Sale: LEGO Star Wars Sets from $10 [Deal]

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:25am
This week, Lego and Star Wars teased what they're calling their biggest collaboration yet. If you can't wait for the Oct. 1 release of Lego's new sets, Amazon is slashing the price of dozens of Lego Star Wars sets today.
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