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Meet the Creators, Part 4: Two New 2024 Total Eclipse Posters

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Total solar eclipses reveal the Sun’s outer atmosphere – the corona – a white, wispy halo of solar material that flows out from around the Sun. This atmosphere is breathtaking as it glows in the sky for viewers on Earth, surrounding…

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Ride the Wave of Radio Astronomy During the Solar Eclipse  

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Students and science enthusiasts are invited to catch a real-time look at radio astronomy as scientists explore magnetic hotspots on the Sun during a live, virtual solar eclipse event on April 8, 2024. A massive, 34-meter telescope once used by…

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NASA-Funded Science Projects Tuning In to ‘Eclipse Radio’

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On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross parts of the United States. For millions of people along the path of totality, where the Moon will completely cover the Sun, it may feel like an eerie daytime darkness…

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Spot the King of Planets: Observe Jupiter

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Jupiter is easy to observe, and well-documented by astronomers. Learn more about the King of the Planets in February's mid-month article!

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NASA Trains Teachers on Upcoming Solar Eclipse

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On Monday, April 8, Northeast Ohioans will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a total solar eclipse. During this rare natural phenomenon, the Moon will pass between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun and darkening…

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Sense the Solar Eclipse with NASA’s Eclipse Soundscapes Project

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When darkness sweeps across the landscape during a total solar eclipse, unusual things start happening. Fooled by the false dusk, birds stop singing, crickets start chirping, and bees return to their hives. Reports of these atypical animal behaviors date back…

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Meet the Creators, Part 3: NASA’s 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Posters

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A total solar eclipse is a captivating experience – evoking feelings of awe and wonder that are sometimes best expressed through art. Inspired by the upcoming total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, artists Tyler Nordgren and Kristen Perrin have…

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February’s Night Sky Notes: Constant Companions: Circumpolar Constellations, Part I

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Some constellations can be as familiar as old friends. Learn about three of them in February's Night Sky Notes!

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How the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Is Different than the 2017 Eclipse

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On April 8, the Moon’s shadow will sweep across the United States, as millions will view a total solar eclipse. For many, preparing for this event brings memories of the magnificent total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. In 2017,…

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Landing On Mars: A Tricky Feat!

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Why is landing on Mars so difficult? Learn more about the challenges with a special late-month edition of Night Sky Notes!

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