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What It's Like Under A Total Solar Eclipse1:26
August 21, 2017
By Evan Thomas

What It's Like Under A Total Solar Eclipse

If you weren't in the path of the total solar eclipse, here's what you missed.
Meet The Man About To Witness His 27th Total Solar Eclipse2:54
August 18, 2017
By Lauren Stephenson

Meet The Man About To Witness His 27th Total Solar Eclipse

Astronomer Donald Liebenberg has spent more time in totality — when the moon covers the sun — than any other person on Earth.
The Unofficial Solar Eclipse Theme Song Has An Interesting Origin1:05
August 17, 2017
By Ryan Biek

The Unofficial Solar Eclipse Theme Song Has An Interesting Origin

Bonnie Tyler will be singing her classic "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on a cruise ship the very moment of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.
NASA Is Sending Bacteria Into The Sky During The Total Solar Eclipse1:10
August 17, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

NASA Is Sending Bacteria Into The Sky During The Total Solar Eclipse

NASA is using balloons to send bacteria into the stratosphere. The test will see how something that lives on Earth responds to the conditions.
There's Only One Real Danger During A Total Solar Eclipse1:35
August 17, 2017
By Evan Thomas

There's Only One Real Danger During A Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse is a natural event. For the most part, it's no more dangerous than any other day.
Why The Total Solar Eclipse Is A Bigger Deal Than You'd Think2:43
August 16, 2017
By Lauren Stephenson

Why The Total Solar Eclipse Is A Bigger Deal Than You'd Think

The path of the Aug. 21 eclipse will give astronomers the opportunity for some rare solar research.
The Nonscientific Reasons Everyone Is Geeking Out Over The Eclipse5:33
August 14, 2017
By Lauren Stephenson

The Nonscientific Reasons Everyone Is Geeking Out Over The Eclipse

Phil Plait, aka the "Bad Astronomer," chatted with Newsy about the upcoming total solar eclipse and why he thinks there's so much hype.
Learning A Ton Of New Science From 2 Minutes Of A Total Solar Eclipse2:18
August 14, 2017
By Evan Thomas

Learning A Ton Of New Science From 2 Minutes Of A Total Solar Eclipse

The 2017 total solar eclipse is special. Unlike 1919, we now have the technology to study its entire journey over the U.S.
How An Eclipse Messes With Our Weather And The Power Grid2:14
August 7, 2017
By Evan Thomas

How An Eclipse Messes With Our Weather And The Power Grid

When an eclipse blocks out the sun, it affects the weather — and causes hiccups in an increasingly solar-dependent power grid.
A Total Solar Eclipse Is Coming, And The US Has Prime Seats0:39
July 12, 2017
By Madeline Carl

A Total Solar Eclipse Is Coming, And The US Has Prime Seats

The U.S. has front row seats to the upcoming solar eclipse. Here's what you need to know.
One Airline Will Let A Lucky Few Watch The Solar Eclipse From The Sky0:48
June 27, 2017
By Ryan Biek

One Airline Will Let A Lucky Few Watch The Solar Eclipse From The Sky

Alaska Airlines says the lucky few winners of its contest will get a special view of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
USPS To Release First-Of-Its-Kind Stamp For Once-In-A-Lifetime Event0:35
June 19, 2017
By Tyler Adkisson

USPS To Release First-Of-Its-Kind Stamp For Once-In-A-Lifetime Event

To celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse, the U.S. Postal Service will offer a stamp that "eclipses" when you touch it.
Just How Popular Is August's Total Solar Eclipse Going To Be?1:20
June 19, 2017
By Evan Thomas

Just How Popular Is August's Total Solar Eclipse Going To Be?

The 2017 total solar eclipse is expected to attract millions of people to its path across the U.S.