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What stars you might see during the eclipse

Will you be taking any "artistic" photos during the eclipse. Getting some great shots of the sky could require specialized lenses.

Sunspot moved from where it was 3 days ago

Every chance we get, we're looking at the sun ahead of the US eclipse on Aug. 21. Here's a little info about the sun itself: it rotates as a gas, not a solid.

Moon begins to wane ahead of eclipse

We await the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, here in the US. The entire continental US will see at least a partial eclipse.

Confirming sunspots, 14 days before US eclipse

We thought we saw sunspots yesterday, so we pointed a slightly more powerful telescope at the sun this morning. Yep. Sunspots.

Sunspot seen at E minus 15 days

The total solar eclipse is 15 days away and our telescopes are already tuning in the sun and moon. Take a close look.

An observatory needs volunteers

How big the mirror is makes all the difference when it comes to the ability an optical telescope has of pulling in faint objects in deep space.

Upcoming eclipse sparks interest in astronomy

The Very Large Array in New Mexico showed signs of a slight uptick in interest in astronomy on the part of US children and families.

Jupiter in opposition today. Wow!

The world's beauty is joined by extraterrestrial beauty, and since Jupiter is now closer to Earth than it has been in a year, NASA took some pics.

Nearby star has 7 Earth-sized planets: NASA

Are we alone? NASA scientists have published their discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star that's only 39 light years away.

Cassini sees Saturn’s hexagon-shaped jet stream

An intriguing jet stream can be found in Saturn's atmosphere, and NASA's Cassini sent back a few pics from the latest phase of its mission.