Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some – Washington Post

WASHINGTON — While Monday’s total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there’s a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can’t get enough of it. Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has logged 26. For newbie Kate […]

The first animals evolved during the absolute worst time on Earth – Washington Post

The ice-covered coastline of Greenland, seen during space shuttle Discovery’s STS-85 mission. (NASA) About 700 million years ago, Earth turned into a snowball. The polar ice sheets expanded until they engulfed the globe. The oceans turned to slush. The vast expanses of ice and snow reflected the sun’s light back into space, exacerbating the endless winter. […]

Viewing the eclipse is a ‘full body experience’ – KING5.com

Bailey’s Beads form during a solar eclipse. The solar eclipse almost here. Assuming it is clear, we will see some unique phenomena in Seattle and especially in the path of totality in Oregon.    In Seattle, we will have a partial eclipse. We will see the first bite out of the sun around 9:08 a.m. […]

Solar eclipse play-by-play: Exactly what you’ll see on the big day in the path of totality – Washington Post

(NASA) If you’ve made plans to witness the Aug. 21 solar eclipse along the path of totality, congratulations. You are in for a magical, awe-inspiring experience (assuming clouds don’t get in the way). The total solar eclipse itself will be short-lived, but incredibly action-packed. At its longest in parts of southern Illinois and Kentucky, it […]

How to capture the Solar Eclipse with a camera – WQAD.com

ROCK ISLAND – The countdown is on for the once in a lifetime experience that will take place in the sky. Eric Pohl at United Camera Repair Services in Rock Island knows the ins and outs of a camera and like many, he’s hoping to get the perfect shot. “It’s going to be a once […]

Station crew captures Dragon supply ship, gets early start on unpacking – Spaceflight Now

Station crew captures Dragon supply ship, gets early start on unpacking – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft on final approach to the space station Monday. Credit: Sergey Ryazanskiy/Roscosmos Two days after departing from a launch pad on Florida’s Space Coast, a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday with more than 6,400 pounds of experiments and supplies after concluding an automated laser-guided approach. […]

‘Frankenstein dinosaur’ mystery solved – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About the size of a large dog: Chilesaurus was unearthed in South America Scientists have solved the puzzle of the so-called “Frankenstein dinosaur”, which seems to consist of body parts from unrelated species. A new study suggests that it is in fact the missing link between plant-eating dinosaurs, such […]

Solar Eclipses Through the Ages: From (Possible) Beheadings to Science – Space.com

Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter leads science-themed tours around the world at AstroTouring.com. Sutter contributed this article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. People enjoy looking at the sky. People enjoy writing down minute details of their […]