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On September 22 NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft made a “slingshot” gravity-assist pass by Earth in order to adjust the angle of its flight toward Bennu. Mission scientists took the opportunity to test out the spacecraft’s cameras with planned observations of…
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Here’s our beautiful blue marble as seen by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Sept. 22, 2017 from a distance of 106,000 miles (170,000 km). It had just completed a gravity-assist flyby of Earth—a little 19,000 mph “once around the block” that gave the…
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It’s official: Cassini’s mission at Saturn is over. Today, at 6:31 a.m. EDT (10:31 UTC), Cassini entered the atmosphere of Saturn. A little over a minute later it sent its final transmission back to Earth before succumbing to the physical forces of entry.…
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Well, the day has come. Today is the last full day that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will exist, and in fact right now it is on its final path—a grand soaring arc that will send it down into the atmosphere of Saturn itself on the morning of Friday, Sept. 15.…
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This has to be my favorite photo I captured during the August 21 solar eclipse from Charleston, SC. It shows a phenomenon called Baily’s Beads, which is caused by the last bits of Sun peeking through low points and between mountains along the limb of the…
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From a “mere” 93 million miles away we’re able to view the surface of our home star the Sun very well with telescopes on Earth and in space…you can even observe large sunspots with your unaided eye (with proper protection, of course.) But the surface…
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Check out some of my photos from the August 21 Total #SolarEclipse! I traveled to Charleston, South Carolina for the event—the last place totality was seen in the U.S. It was my first total too—what an incredible experience! Now I'm looking forward to 2024... https://lightsinthedark.com/2017/08/21/black-hole-sun-photos-of-a-total-solar-eclipse/

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Check out some of my photos from the August 21 Total #SolarEclipse! I traveled to Charleston, South Carolina for the event—the last place totality was seen in the U.S. It was my first total too—what an incredible experience! Now I'm looking forward to 2024... https://lightsinthedark.com/2017/08/21/black-hole-sun-photos-of-a-total-solar-eclipse/
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Today, August 21, 2017, the Moon briefly slid in front of the Sun, casting its shadow onto the Earth–the deepest part of which (called the umbra) passing across the United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. I arranged to be…
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