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6d ago

When and where the solar eclipse will be crossing the U.S.

Monday’s total solar eclipse will be visible along a “path of totality” that measures more than 100 miles wide and crosses 15 U.S. states.
The path of totality for the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
The path of totality for the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
7d ago

SpaceX launches South Korea's second spy satellite amid race with North

The launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida comes as both Koreas are pursuing military capabilities in space.
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10d ago

White House directs NASA to create a standard of time for the moon

The differing gravitational force on the moon, and potentially other factors, change how time unfolds relative to how it is perceived on Earth.
An airplane flies past a super full moon called a Buck moon over Los Angeles in July 2023.
An airplane flies past a super full moon called a Buck moon over Los Angeles in July 2023.
14d ago

Scientists gear up to study solar eclipse with high-altitude planes and sun-orbiting probes

For astrophysicists, the eclipse is a rare opportunity to study the sun — particularly its outer atmosphere, or the corona, which normally can’t be seen.
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse
17d ago

How to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse

From finding safe glasses to building a pinhole projector, here’s what to know before the eclipse next month.
A woman watches the Annular Solar Eclipse with special sun filter glasses
A woman watches the Annular Solar Eclipse with special sun filter glasses
18d ago

New image reveals spiraling magnetic field around Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

The image offers a never-before-seen view of the black hole at the center of our galaxy, as well as a clue that many or all black holes may share a pattern.
The Event Horizon Telescope  collaboration has captured a new view of the black hole at the center of our Galaxy seen in polarized light.
The Event Horizon Telescope  collaboration has captured a new view of the black hole at the center of our Galaxy seen in polarized light.
20d ago

Upcoming solar eclipse promises to be the best yet for scientific experiments

The eclipse could be a scientific bonanza, thanks to new spacecraft and telescopes, the moon's proximity to Earth and a chance of dramatic bursts of plasma from an active sun.
Three APEP rockets at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., on Feb. 21, 2024
Three APEP rockets at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., on Feb. 21, 2024
23d ago

Cosmic explosion will be visible to the naked eye in once-in-a-lifetime stargazing event

The event, known as a nova, will be so bright that a “new” star will seem to appear in the night sky temporarily, visible to the naked eye.
27d ago

A 'devil comet' is set to swing by the sun and could be visible during the eclipse

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks was nicknamed the “devil comet” because an eruption last year left it with two distinct trails of gas and ice in the shape of devil horns.
iTelescope T24 13 x 60 sec, left inset 5 x 60 sec T24 in red channel to better resolve nucleus, and right inset T2 24 x 60 sec for color showing green coma.
iTelescope T24 13 x 60 sec, left inset 5 x 60 sec T24 in red channel to better resolve nucleus, and right inset T2 24 x 60 sec for color showing green coma.
31d ago

SpaceX launches Starship rocket into orbit on test flight, but loses spacecraft during return to Earth

In the rocket’s third and most ambitious test flight yet, it achieved two milestones: Starship successfully reached orbit and re-entered Earth’s atmosphere for the first time.
A person takes a photo as SpaceX's mega rocket Starship is prepared for a test flight.
A person takes a photo as SpaceX's mega rocket Starship is prepared for a test flight.
32d ago

SpaceX prepares third test of Starship rocket

The launch is scheduled for Thursday morning. The company hopes to test a variety of capabilities, including a controlled re-entry through Earth’s atmosphere.
The SpaceX Starship lifts off from the launchpad
The SpaceX Starship lifts off from the launchpad

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