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On Monday, the moon will blot out the sun. Here’s what people are doing to prepare.
Here’s a glimpse at the way that civilizations around the world have understood solar eclipses, and used them to reinforce cultural norms and values.
In 1918, astronomers invited the artist Howard Russell Butler to record the last total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States.
In parts of the United States, the eclipse will occur around lunchtime. Consider planning a picnic. (At least, have a crescent-shaped cookie.)
A total solar eclipse is not just the momentary theft of day. It is a profound interruption of the world as we know it.
Eclipses provoke strong feelings that make us reckon with the awesomeness of space. Here are some songs that might give you the feeling of totality.
Whether you live somewhere you won’t see it or the weather is terrible, here’s how to see the eclipse online — and when to tune in.
Specialized jets will be used to grab data about the sun that cannot be collected from the ground during the Great American Eclipse.
With the sun obscured, eclipses can be revelatory: Starting at least over 2,000 years ago, they have been fodder for significant discoveries.
A total solar eclipse brings tears, screams, even reverence to those in its path.
On August 21, the moon will paint a swath of North America in darkness. The Great American Eclipse.
Experience zero gravity in 360. If you ever wished to become an astronaut, this is your first step.
Mr. Rao helped India propel its first satellites into space, providing television signals and weather forecasting data to the most rural parts of the country.
From just five blinks of starlight, scientists now know more about the next destination of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.
Step inside this Mars rover concept vehicle created as part of the Kennedy Space Center’s “Summer of Mars” campaign to celebrate advances in exploration of the planet.
Two weeks before a total solar eclipse crosses the United States, many other parts of the world will witness Earth’s shadow covering part of the moon.
As the Voyager mission is winding down, so, too, are the careers of the aging explorers who expanded our sense of home in the galaxy.
In 1919, British astronomers photographed a solar eclipse and proved that light bends around our sun — affirming Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Elon Musks’s rocket company raised $350 million in a new financing, raising its valuation to about $21 billion.
The Thirty Meter Telescope, which would be the largest in the Northern Hemisphere, could survey black holes and planets orbiting distant stars, but opponents say it would desecrate a sacred mountain.