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A second image from Hinode of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, taken approximately 5 minutes farther into lunar transit.
Sun
Aug 23, 2017

As Americans across the nation watched the total solar eclipse Aug. 21, the international Hinode solar observation satellite, flying some 422 miles above the Pacific Ocean, caught its own unique... Read more

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Photo of gorillas in a rainforest
Earth
Aug 21, 2017

How free and open data are fostering innovative applications in Africa A SERVIR project put space-based rainforest data online. Now the data are... Read more

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The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Poster
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Aug 18, 2017

On August 21, 2017, a continent-spanning wave of instruments from home-made pinhole cameras to the most sophisticated telescopes in operation today... Read more

partial map of 2017 total solar eclipse path
Sun
Aug 17, 2017

Two points along the shadow’s path are of particular interest to eclipse viewers seeking the longest-lasting totality: the point of greatest eclipse and the point of greatest duration. But neither is... Read more

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Photo of moon eclipsing sun
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Aug 16, 2017

Cloud cover? Cannot travel? Don’t fear! Watch the total solar eclipse online! Read more

SOHO view of CME
Sun
Aug 15, 2017

Using seven spacecraft, along with computer models, scientists have pieced together the journey of a coronal mass ejection from the Sun outward to Mars, Comet 67P, Jupiter and even the New Horizons... Read more

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Cassini's Grand Finale Poster
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Aug 15, 2017

Cassini is in the process of executing 22 daring ‘Grand Finale’ dives in the 1,200-mile gap between Saturn and its innermost ring, concluding with an... Read more