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Solar Eclipse 2017: The must-see photos

Solar Eclipse 2017: The must-see photos

The hotly anticipated solar eclipse has wrapped up for most of the country, and the results are rolling in. Called a once-in-a-lifetime event, this particular solar eclipse had a path of totality spanning from one coast to the other, giving the majority of the U.S. (and Canada and Mexico) a look at both a partial and/or full eclipse. If you happened to miss it, don't worry: the photos and videos are rolling in, and they're stunning.

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It’s Solar Eclipse Time: LIVE Streaming Video

It’s Solar Eclipse Time: LIVE Streaming Video

NASA's Solar Eclipse Across America coverage is on full tilt boogie today as the first full solar eclipse since 1918. To be clear - this was not the last time there was any sort of solar eclipse. The year 1918 was the last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entirety of the United States. The last total eclipse visible from anywhere in the United States was back in 1979. Today we're rounding up the best ways to watch the solar eclipse on video LIVE from wherever you're situated.

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Earth will see its largest asteroid fly-by in September

Earth will see its largest asteroid fly-by in September

2017 is shaping up to be a real treat for astronomy fans: not only will they be treated to a rare solar eclipse on Monday, less than two weeks after a significant asteroid fly-by will take place. Dubbed Asteroid Florence, NASA has revealed that it will be the largest to pass by our planet since it began keeping track of near-Earth asteroids, and it's scheduled to zoom past on September 1st.

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SpaceX CRS-12 launches: Mars supercomputer headed to ISS

SpaceX CRS-12 launches: Mars supercomputer headed to ISS

SpaceX has aced its latest Dragon launch, with CRS-12 successfully taking off from Cape Canaveral this morning and the Falcon 9 rocket landing back safely. The mission, CRS-12, is SpaceX's twelfth resupply mission to the International Space Station. Among the cargo is a new supercomputer, which it's hoped will pave the way for a successful mission to Mars.

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The moon will get a private LTE cell station in late 2018

The moon will get a private LTE cell station in late 2018

We've seen various plans and efforts to bring Internet to the moon, but how about ordinary cell phone service? One startup called Part Time Scientists has detailed a plan to launch LTE connectivity on the moon's surface, enabling the company's rovers to communicate with the team back on Earth using something other than direct Earth communications. This will save both time and money.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch animation shows how things should go

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch animation shows how things should go

Elon Musk is not one to shy away from media or controversy if it means pushing his dreams forward. That has been true with Tesla and even The Boring Company and while SpaceX has enjoyed a good amount of success, there are still naysayers just waiting for him to fail. They might have their chance in about three months, when SpaceX makes its first attempt to launch a Falcon Heavy rocket. Amusingly, Musk himself seems almost prepared for that as well.

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Virgin Galactic’s rocket system just aced a huge test

Virgin Galactic’s rocket system just aced a huge test

Early this morning, Virgin Galactic completed two successful flights of its VSS Unity and VMS Eve crafts, a process that kicked off around 9AM in the Mojave Desert. This marks the first time the VSS Unity, something known as a rocket-powered manned SpaceShipTwo space-plane, has taken to the sky in a couple months. Virgin Galactic explains that this latest flight was something of a dry-run ahead of more powerful flights.

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Google has solar eclipse glasses for the masses

Google has solar eclipse glasses for the masses

We're not sure if you've heard, but this total solar eclipse we've got coming up is a pretty big deal. It's definitely a rare event to have a total solar eclipse like this cross from the United States' west coast to the east coast, and indeed, the next one to do so won't occur until August 12, 2045. It's little surprise, then, that Google has teamed up with Mystery Science to get people outside to view the event.

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NASA wants a ‘Planetary Protection Officer’ to protect Earth from microbes

NASA wants a ‘Planetary Protection Officer’ to protect Earth from microbes

NASA is seeking a new 'Planetary Protection Officer,' according to a recent job listing, and whomever gets the position will be tasked with protecting our planet from alien life (though likely not in the way you're thinking). The position was recently listed on the USA Jobs government website, where it reveals that this well-paying position falls under the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for Planetary Protection.

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Saturn’s moon Titan has two vital ingredients that could produce life

Saturn’s moon Titan has two vital ingredients that could produce life

Researchers have made an exciting announcement about Saturn's moon Titan -- it may hold the key ingredients for life. The discovery was made by the Cassini spacecraft, which found two potential compounds that could lead to life. One of the compounds, vinyl cyanide, originates from Titan's upper atmosphere, while the second compound, carbon chain anions, were found in the moon's ionosphere.

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First ever exomoon may have been found 4,000 light-years away

First ever exomoon may have been found 4,000 light-years away

Researchers have announced the possible discovery of the first-ever exomoon -- that is, the first moon spotted outside of our own solar system. The findings were made by researchers with Columbia University, which report good odds that the signal they detected reveals the presence of a moon orbiting a far away planet. The moon was found by looking for decreases in light from distant planets that results when the moon passes between it and the observing telescope.

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Sony A7s II shoots in outer space from outside ISS

Sony A7s II shoots in outer space from outside ISS

It came from outer space! Actually, it went to outer space. We’re talking about Sony’s nearly two-year old full-frame mirrorless camera, the (alpha) A7s II. In addition to its boasted top of the line (as of 2015) features, the camera can now boast of being the first commercial camera to have the honor of staying outside the International Space Station to capture 4K video of the Earth, of space, and of everything in between.

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