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Photos: The Eclipse Is Coming. Are You Ready?

On Monday, the moon will blot out the sun. Here’s what people are doing to prepare.

The Demons of Darkness Will Eat Men, and Other Solar Eclipse Myths

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.

Art Review: How Do You Paint an Eclipse? Work Fast in the Dark

In 1918, astronomers invited the artist Howard Russell Butler to record the last total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States.

Meals for Your Eclipse Menu

In parts of the United States, the eclipse will occur around lunchtime. Consider planning a picnic. (At least, have a crescent-shaped cookie.)

Earth in Suspension

A total solar eclipse is not just the momentary theft of day. It is a profound interruption of the world as we know it.

Your Playlist for the Solar Eclipse

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.

How to Watch the Eclipse Online if You’re Stuck Indoors (or It’s Cloudy)

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.

Scientists to Take Flight for Longer Views of the Eclipse

Specialized jets will be used to grab data about the sun that cannot be collected from the ground during the Great American Eclipse.

The Illuminating Power of Eclipses

With the sun obscured, eclipses can be revelatory: Starting at least over 2,000 years ago, they have been fodder for significant discoveries.

Out There: During an Eclipse, Darkness Falls and Wonder Rises

A total solar eclipse brings tears, screams, even reverence to those in its path.

Eclipsing the Sun

On August 21, the moon will paint a swath of North America in darkness. The Great American Eclipse.

Experience A Zero Gravity Flight

Experience zero gravity in 360. If you ever wished to become an astronaut, this is your first step.

U.R. Rao, Pioneer of India’s Space Program, Dies at 85

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.

Chasing Shadows for a Glimpse of a Tiny World Beyond Pluto

From just five blinks of starlight, scientists now know more about the next destination of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

A Ride for the Red Planet

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.

Trilobites: Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Shadow the Moon on Monday

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.

Feature: The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA’s Voyager Probes Across the Universe

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.

Out There: The Eclipse That Revealed the Universe

In 1919, British astronomers photographed a solar eclipse and proved that light bends around our sun — affirming Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

SpaceX Is Now One of the World’s Most Valuable Privately Held Companies

Elon Musks’s rocket company raised $350 million in a new financing, raising its valuation to about $21 billion.

Giant Telescope Atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Should Be Approved, Judge Says

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.

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