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Missed the solar eclipse? You won’t have to wait too long for the next one. – Washington Post

This composite image of eleven pictures shows the progression of a total solar eclipse in Madras, Ore., on Monday. (Aubrey Gemignani/NASA) The 2017 solar eclipse is now history. If you missed the big event or, like me, regret not traveling to the path of totality to watch the sun go completely dark, not to worry […]

Arsenic in Pakistan groundwater ‘alarmingly high’ – The Peninsula Qatar

Miami:  Levels of arsenic in the groundwater of eastern Pakistan are “alarmingly high” and pose a significant health hazard to tens of millions of people who drink the water, researchers said Wednesday. The study in the journal Science Advances is the first to create a comprehensive map of arsenic in the groundwater across […]

NASA’s Voyager probes, 40 years out, are brought near in ‘The Farthest’ – collectSPACE.com

August 23, 2017 — Forty years ago, NASA launched twin robotic explorers on a mission to travel farther out than any spacecraft had gone before, and today, they continue to be our most distant emissaries. The Voyager probes, referred to by numerical designators “1” and “2,” revealed the outer planets of our solar system and […]

Martian Weather Kicks into High Gear at Night – Scientific American

When night arrives on Mars, plunging temperatures can lead to weather much worse than researchers previously thought was possible on the Red Planet. Snowstorms can spring up with whipping winds that could create problems for missions to the planet, according to a new study.   The analysis upends researchers’ previous assumptions that Martian […]

4 things to do with your solar eclipse glasses – CNET

Don’t throw them away now that the fun is over. Sarah Tew/CNET Now that the excitement is over, don’t toss your eclipse glasses just yet. Here are some ways to give them a second life and keep them out of the landfills.  1. Use them as DIY camera filters Many people placed their glasses over […]

No, Seriously, Don’t Look at the Sun During the Eclipse Without Special Glasses – New York Times

The extent of damage depends on how long someone stares at the sun. Even a few seconds could be destructive. “It can range from blurry vision to absolute permanent vision loss,” said Dr. Christopher Quinn, president of the American Optometric Association. While vision loss doesn’t mean you’d go black and see nothing, you’d lose your […]

If your eclipse glasses aren’t damaged, you can use them again in 2024 – Los Angeles Times

So you gazed at the heavens on Monday and marveled with millions of Americans as the moon slowly moved across the face of the sun. If you were lucky, you even experienced the wonders of totality. Now you find yourself with a pair or two — or maybe more — of paper eclipse glasses and […]

Tiny “Cyborg” Bacteria Is A Solar Powered Biofuel Factory & Carbon Sequestration Unit – CleanTechnica

Clean Power Published on August 22nd, 2017 | by Tina Casey 0 August 22nd, 2017 by Tina Casey  Talk about having your solar powered cake and eating it, too! A researcher at UC-Berkeley has figured out that […]

Walking through space in NASA’s Virtual Reality Lab – The Verge

Astronauts aren’t made in a day. To first qualify for a mission assignment in space, NASA’s astronaut candidates typically have to complete up to two years of training here on Earth. And that includes a rotating roster of activities, workouts, and assignments that change every single day. Perhaps the biggest aspect of astronaut training is […]

How to know if you damaged your eyes during the eclipse – 9NEWS.com

A composite image of the total solar eclipse seen from the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience August 21, 2017 in Madras, Oregon. / AFP PHOTO / STAN HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) If you, like our nation’s president, looked directly into Monday’s eclipse, you might wonder: Did I just damage my eyes? Whether […]

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