Space

Two NASA Jet Planes Will Follow the Total Solar Eclipse

A composite photo shows depicts the scene of WB-57F research jets chasing the solar eclipse. (NASA/Faroe Islands/SwRI)
A composite photo shows depicts the scene of WB-57F research jets chasing the solar eclipse. (NASA/Faroe Islands/SwRI)

With millions set to watch the solar eclipse on Monday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is deploying two jet airplanes to follow the...




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