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Great American Eclipse: Why NASA is Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse with Jet Planes

Two research jets are expected to capture the clearest images of the sun’s corona during the eclipse.
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NASA has a brilliant plan to make the total solar eclipse last nearly 3 times longer

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The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, will track eastward across the US starting around 9 a.m. PDT. NASA will fly "eclipse jets" to make totality — when the moon blocks out the sun — last nearly three times as long. The jets w...

NASA Jets Equipped With Telescopes Will Chase Solar Eclipse 2017

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By making the planes into mobile observatories, researchers will be able to track the eclipse as it moves across the Earth. The post NASA Jets Equipped With Telescopes Will Chase Solar Eclipse 2017 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse from NASA's WB-57F jets

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NASA to chase the eclipse with jets to capture “clearest images of the corona to date”

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Why NASA is chasing the total solar eclipse with jets

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NASA is preparing to study the total solar eclipse on Monday, 21 August, by chasing the path of totality with jet planes. By doing so, the space agency should be able to capture the clearest ever image of the sun’s outer atmosphere—...


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