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Nighttime Snowstorms May Swirl Across Mars

Mars may experience snowstorms at night, a new study finds, suggesting that the Martian atmosphere is far more active than previously thought.<p>Mars is …

Planets

Things I Used to Observe an Eclipse, Rated

Armed with eclipse glasses, solar binoculars and random kitchen implements, Team Lewin set out to find the best way to look at Aug. 21's total solar …

Astronomy

Did the Solar Eclipse Damage Your Eyes? Here's How to Tell

Many watchers of today's solar eclipse may have glanced at the sun without proper eye protection, if only for a brief moment. This can be dangerous, …

Astronomy

Cliff Divers Plunge into Oregon Water Tank During Total Solar Eclipse

A group of cliff divers created their own celestial spectacle today (Aug. 21) in McMinnville, Oregon, by diving into a tank of water in the darkness …

Solar Eclipse

NASA Has Big Plans for AI on Mars and Beyond

Imagine an interstellar probe where the spacecraft can pick its own orbit, take its own pictures, and send probes down to the surface of a far-away …

Artificial Intelligence

'Mr. Eclipse' Explains Why the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Is Special

CASPER, Wyo. — To paraphrase the legendary fighter who at the time was known as Cassius Clay, it was a celestial punch that was a true knockout. …

Astronomy

After 'Super Bowl of Eclipses,' US Looks Forward to 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Great American Solar Eclipse thrilled millions on Monday, but another total solar eclipse is coming to the United States in …

Astronomy

Behold! The First 'Megamovie' of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Suffering through some eclipse withdrawal? A crowdsourced "megamovie" of yesterday's epic event could cure what ails you.<p>The Eclipse Megamovie …

Astronomy

What to Do with Your Eclipse Glasses

Totality is over, the moon is back to playing second fiddle relative to the sun — and yet you still have six pairs of eclipse-viewing glasses left …

Total Solar Eclipse

Call Her 'Eclipse': Baby Girl Born on Aug. 21 Gets a Fitting Name

The total solar eclipse of Aug. 21 was an emotional experience for millions of people, but perhaps none so much as Freedom and Michael Eubanks of …

Astronomy

Take a Ride with Astronaut Mike Massimino to Science Channel's 'The Planets'

On a tour of the solar system, let former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino be your guide.<p>Massimino, who flew on two space shuttle missions to repair the …

Planets

What the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Looked Like from 40,000 Feet Up (Photos)

For the second time in 18 months, Alaska Airlines maneuvered a B737-900 aircraft into the path of a total solar eclipse, thrilling some 100 …

Astronomy

Photos: Great American Solar Eclipse Seen from a Plane

2017 Solar Eclipse Flight Poster<p>Credit: Joe Rao/Space.com<p>A poster advertising Alaska Airline’s special 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse charter …

Astronomy

'EPIC' Solar Eclipse View Captured from 1 Million Miles Away (Video)

It's one "EPIC" eclipse view: NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera, aka EPIC, recorded the moon's shadow crossing the United States yesterday …

Astronomy

The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017 Has Begun! Here's the First Video

The Great American Solar Eclipse is officially underway!<p>The moon's shadow began darkening the Hawaiian Islands in a partial eclipse at 11:50 a.m. EDT …

Astronomy

Here Are 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos From Instagram, Twitter and the Web

See the first photos of the Great American Solar Eclipse and its crowds on Aug. 21 here as they come in from Twitter, Instagram and around the web. …

Social Media

NASA's Best Photos of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

ISS Transit<p>Credit: Joel Kowsky/NASA<p>This composite image, made from seven frames, shows the International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, …

Astronomy

Here Are the Most Amazing Photos of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse of 2017!<p>Credit: NASA<p>The Great American Solar Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, cast the moon's shadow across 14 states in the U.S. See …

Solar Eclipse

The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 Is Happening Today

One of the biggest astronomical events of the century is finally here: Today (Aug. 21), a total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. from Oregon to …

Astronomy

Can You Photograph the Solar Eclipse With Your Phone or Tablet?

The total solar eclipse of 2017 is upon us, and many people are asking: Can I photograph the phenomenon with my cell phone or tablet? With a few …

Astronomy

See the Latest Videos of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, From Across the U.S.

The Great American Solar Eclipse is under way! See the latest videos of the 2017 total solar eclipse as they come in from observers across the U.S., …

NASA

Turn Your Cereal Box into an Eclipse Projector

If you need a safe way to view the eclipse but don't have a pair of legitimate eclipse glasses, a solution could be hiding in your pantry. On "Good …

Astronomy

Total Solar Eclipse of 2024: Here Are Maps of the 'Path of Totality'

Photo Credit: Michael Zeiler, GreatAmericanEclipse.com<p>Slide 1 of 19<p>The Next Eclipse<p>On MNonday, April 8, 2024, the United States will experience our …

Astronomy

Crossroads of the Solar Eclipse: Best Photos from Carbondale 2017

Welcome to Carbondale<p>Credit: Denise Chow/Live Science<p>Carbondale has been dubbed the "Solar Eclipse Crossroads of America" because it is located along …

Astronomy

Lagrange Points: Parking Places in Space

A Lagrange point is a location in space where the combined gravitational forces of two large bodies, such as Earth and the sun or Earth and the moon, …

James Webb Space Telescope

Astronauts on Space Station to Watch Solar Eclipse on Three Orbits of Earth

Three Americans are in a position to get a truly unique view of the "Great American Solar Eclipse."<p>Randy Bresnik from Kentucky, Jack Fischer from …

NASA

Total Solar Eclipse Transforms Illinois Town Into a Celestial Super Bowl

CARBONDALE, Ill. — When it comes to total solar eclipses, "X" marks the spot for this college town, and excitement is building as people gear up for …

Astronomy

The Most Amazing 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Photos Taken From Space

Astronauts' View of Total Solar Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017<p>Credit: NASA/ESA<p>Expedition 52 flight engineer Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency …

NASA

Google Doodle Celebrates the Historic Great American Solar Eclipse

Google is commemorating today's (Aug. 21) epic total solar eclipse with a special animated doodle showing the moon blotting out the sun — with the …

Astronomy

Solar Eclipse from Orbit: Crew on Space Station Sees Moon's Shadow (Video, Photos)

As millions of people on Monday (Aug. 21) looked up to the sky to catch sight of the "Great American Eclipse," six astronauts and cosmonauts on the …

NASA