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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely) | Space.com

On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina. Here’s what you need to know about this rare celestial show.

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Our Moon Could Be Conveniently Full of Water

It’s been known for a while (especially since the 2009 LCROSS impact experiment) that there is water on the Moon. But so far the largest volume has been found as ice inside the shadowed walls of craters on the Moon’s south pole, likely originating from ancient comet impacts. 183 more words

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21 National Parks Where You Can Enjoy the 2017 Solar Eclipse

If you’re planning a trip to see the total solar eclipse, here’s a list of all of the national parks that will experience the daytime darkness.

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The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week! and Stratolaunch Images: Paul Allen's Giant Rocket-Launching Plane

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See the best photos on Space.com this week, including amazing images of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasting off, a greenish comet gleaming in the heavens and an Indian space plane prototype launching for the first time.

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Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet

The Cassini spacecraft is plunging through Saturn’s faint D ring in its most daring ring dive yet.  The spacecraft, which is a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, will turn its broad, high-gain antenna dish to rest in front of it as a shield during the crossing, for the first time since its very first ring dive, which occurred….

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Climate Change Happening Faster Than Expected

Earth could blow past a dangerous temperature threshold in less than a decade

A dynamic in Earth’s climate system called the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation has been in a cool phase, but new research suggests it may shift into a warm phase, which could provide a boost to global temperature rise.

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