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Our Sun: The Corona

When we observe our sun’s corona, we discover something odd. It’s really, really hot. But…wait a second. How is that odd? Shouldn’t the sun be hot? Well…yes. It should, and it is. Its surface temperature is almost a thousand degrees … Continue reading

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Under the Moon’s Shadow

The total solar eclipse is an incredible phenomenon, one that I hope to see myself someday. But what happens during a solar eclipse? What can you expect to see, and how can you protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays? Continue reading

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