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Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:41:40 GMT2017-08-18T21:41:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between....

NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:52:42 GMT2017-08-18T11:52:42Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Forty years after blasting off, Earth's most distant ambassadors - the twin Voyager spacecraft - are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos....

What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:03:33 GMT2017-08-18T21:03:33Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes Monday's eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States....

Voyager 1 leads pack of world's most distant spacecraft

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:51:49 GMT2017-08-18T11:51:49Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Voyager 1 has traveled farther from Earth than any other spacecraft. It's a mind-boggling 12.9 billion miles away, 40 years after its launch....

NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:57:49 GMT2017-08-18T14:57:49Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites on Friday, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space Telescope....

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:08:33 GMT2017-08-19T00:08:33Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years....

Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:35:49 GMT2017-08-18T16:35:49Z

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park....

Asian carp found near Lake Michigan got past barriers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:32:45 GMT2017-08-18T21:32:45Z

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- An adult Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway near Lake Michigan this summer began its life far downstream and apparently got around a series of electric barriers intended to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes, officials said Friday....

Eclipse concerns cause school district to cancel classes

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:04:57 GMT2017-08-18T06:04:57Z

JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) -- A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse....

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

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:13:40 GMT2017-08-18T02:13:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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....