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  1. Enrich the eclipse experience — especially the long, partial phases — with solar eclipse activities for kids and families.

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  2. Updated 8/16 to include Predictive Science, Inc.'s predictions. The total solar eclipse is less than three weeks away, but researchers already have a good indication of how the Sun’s corona will look when it comes into view.

    The post How Will the Sun’s Corona Look at Totality? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Total eclipses have the power to touch us deeply and reverberate through our life in unexpected ways.

    The post Will Monday’s Total Eclipse Change Your Life? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Barely visible water-ice clouds coast across Mars’s skies in new videos from the Curiosity rover.

    The post Curiosity Rover Watches Clouds on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Astronomers have used an innovative technique to discover four super-Earth-size planet candidates orbiting Tau Ceti, a Sun-like star 12 light-years away.

    The post Four Exoplanets Might Orbit Sun-like Star appeared first on Sky & Telescope.