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  • In totality’s path, eclipse mania overshadows fears of Eclipsemageddon — for now

    August 19, 2017 9:12 PM 3

    MADRAS, Ore. — This one’s different. This one’s somehow bigger and brighter, eclipsing all previous eclipses. There’s a total solar eclipse roughly every 18 months somewhere on the Earth, but the United States shares Monday’s spectacle with no other country (not for nothing is it branded the Great American Eclipse of 2017). Many of the total eclipses

  • Closest Approach Ever By A Large Asteroid Won't End Life On Earth, But Probably Should

    August 19, 2017 5:10 AM 3

    Oh Florence, we really needed you this month. There's a petulant species of brainy apes that just can't seem to get along and who probably deserve to be completely wiped out in a fiery collision. But there you go, flying right on by. At 4.8km-wide, Asteroid Florence is a biggie. In fact, it's the largest asteroid to pass by at such a close distance since

  • How to safely watch an eclipse

    August 19, 2017 4:09 AM 3

    "The dangers of looking at the Sun are real and serious. The damage can really be permanent and right smack in the center of their vision." Everyone who plans to look skyward when the solar eclipse sweeps across the United States on Monday should have the proper protective eyewear, or risk lasting blind spots, experts warn. Regular sunglasses will not do, the U.S. space

  • Biggest near-Earth asteroid recorded by NASA will make a pass in September

    August 18, 2017 11:52 PM 2

    If Monday’s approaching solar eclipse has you excited about astronomy, there’s some good news: Not even two weeks later, another rare feat will pass us by. And miss us, thankfully. An asteroid called Florence will pass within 4.5 million miles of Earth on Sept. 1, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced in a Thursday press release. That’s 18 times

  • Solar eclipses: Everything you need to know

    August 18, 2017 11:11 PM 3

    How often do different types of solar eclipses occur and why? Why don't you see one every time there's a new Moon? Has their frequency changed over time? "Certainly within 100 to 200 years we can predict when an eclipse will occur to within a second," Dr Espenak says, "but the pattern of occurrence is a complicated one". "They don't repeat on a time schedule

  • How to make your own solar eclipse pinhole projector

    August 17, 2017 9:28 PM 3

    NEW BERN, Craven County - Don't have those hard-to-find solar eclipse glasses? You may be able to make something of your own to view Monday's eclipse. In the above video, NewsChannel 12's Nate Belt shows you how to make your own homemade eclipse viewer. You'll need a small shoe box, a piece of white paper, a small piece of aluminum foil, tape, a pen or marker

  • Mars breakthrough: Elon Musk is getting SpaceX closer to Red Planet one rocket at a time

    August 16, 2017 1:54 PM 8

    NASA and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise have sent a supercomputer into space that they hope to use on future missions to the Red Planet. The Spaceborne Computer was launched aboard a Space X Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared a video of the Falcon 9 rocket taking off and landing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Dragon landed

  • Your solar eclipse checklist: What to look for on the big day

    August 15, 2017 10:06 PM 8

    Eclipse chasers will tell you that seeing a total eclipse will change your life. That moment of totality, when the moon completely obscures the face of the sun and the daytime sky plunges into darkness, lasts just a few minutes. So obviously you are going to want to make the most of your brief moment out of the sun. If you’ve never seen a total eclipse

  • The worst things that could go wrong during the total solar eclipse — and how to be prepared

    August 15, 2017 10:59 AM 2

    Millions are expected to pack the so-called path of totality, or the swath of the United States that will be able to experience the complete solar eclipse. But, as with any major event, some things might not go according to plan. We’ve compiled a list of what could go wrong, from safety hazards to acts of nature. Plan accordingly. Looking directly at the sun during

  • The space quiz: Test your knowledge about the eclipse, our solar system and beyond

    August 15, 2017 10:01 AM 2

    By now you’ve been inundated with stories, analyses, maps, illustrations, tweets and other messages about the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21. You have likely learned that on that day, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, and all of North America will see an eclipse of the sun. Those in the “path of totality” will see a total solar eclipse