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Solar eclipse from space! See satellite view of moon casting its shadow on Earth (video)

Home News Skywatching A satellite captured the moon casting its shadow on Earth during the annular solar eclipse early Thursday (June 10) morning. Just as the sun began to rise onThursday morning, skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere were treated to a spectacular sight: an annular solar eclipse, also known as a “ring of fire” eclipse. A solar…

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‘Fire Solar

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse of 2021 thrills stargazers with sunrise spectacle

Home News Skywatching The moon blocked part of the sun in a solar eclipse Thursday (June 10), appearing as a partial solar eclipse to potentially millions of spectators and as a stunning “ring of fire” to some well-placed observers.The annular solar eclipse of 2021 was at its best for spectators in northernmost latitudes — northern…

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Generator Solar

This solar generator gave me a tiny, sweet taste of living off the grid

Maybe it’s the fact that I spend so much time reading and writing about technology, but every few months I let myself fantasize about what it might be like to leave all of it behind and live off-grid for a while. There are endless ways to disconnect, and you can go all-out or land somewhere…

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Solar Ash’s skater takes down a giant flying beastie in Brand New trailer

The Hyper Light Drifter sequel Solar Ash got a new gameplay trailer at tonight’s Summer Game Fest, and it’s looking as zippy, vibrant and downright cool as ever. In the short video, we see the player character skate their way up a tower to launch themselves onto the back of a futuristic-looking flying dinosaur thing,…

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‘Fire Solar

‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse wows skywatchers (Photos)

Home News The first solar eclipse of the year did not disappoint.Early Thursday morning, the moon almost entirely blocked the sun, leaving only a “ring of fire” visible. Though skygazers in only a few places (parts of Canada, Greenland and northern Russia) were treated to this annular eclipse (the fiery ring effect), plenty of other spots were…

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Four ways to enjoy a solar Panel

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.Samantha Rolfe, Lecturer in Astrobiology and Principal Technical Officer at Bayfordbury Observatory, University of HertfordshireThe kind of solar eclipses usually portrayed in films are total solar eclipses — a reasonably rare event. They’re likely what you think about when…

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Science Solar

Science, Solar Arrays Launch on NASA’s SpaceX Cargo Mission

The latest SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 1:29 p.m. EDT Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, bearing more than 7,300 pounds of science experiments, new solar arrays, and other cargo.

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Here’s Solar

Here’s what a solar eruption looks like to NASA’s Brand New probe

We like to think the world revolves around us but unfortunately, it revolves around the Sun. Our Sun is one of the reasons we’re all here, and without it we’d be gone in a hurry. So, it makes a lot of sense that scientists like those at NASA want to learn absolutely everything that they…

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Parker Solar Probe detects a natural radio signal coming from Venus

During its third Venus flyby on July 11, 2020, Parker Solar Probe’s WISPR imager captured this view of Venus’ nightside from 7,693 miles away. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory/Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan GallagherA NASA spacecraft intended to study the sun has been doing some bonus science, revealing new information about Venus as it passes by…

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Parker Solar Probe Detects Natural Radio Emission from Ionosphere of Venus

On July 11, 2020, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe made its third flyby of Venus. During 7 min around the closest approach, one of the spacecraft’s scientific instruments detected low-frequency radio emission of a type naturally generated by planetary ionospheres. By measuring the frequency of this radio emission, a team of NASA researchers directly calculated the…