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Eclipse and Florence Flies By

WRAP UP 8/26/2017

Solar Eclipse Highlights

The much anticipated spectacular Total Eclipse of 2017 occurred on August 21. As millions of people across the United States experienced a total eclipse as the moon’s shadow passed over them, six astronauts on the International Space Station witnessed the the eclipse from orbit.

Asteroid 3122 Florence

Another event in our skies might be an asteroid big enough to be seen in small telescopes, and maybe in binoculars, as a small, very slow-moving “star.” Named after Florence Nightingale, Asteroid 3122 Florence – is a huge space rock at least 2.7 miles (4.35 km) in diameter.

THE DEAD ZONE

Scientists have been tracking the oxygen depleted waters that appear each summer in the northern Gulf of Mexico for 32 years now.

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