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What Eclipses Have Done for Science

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Eclipses have been aiding scientists throughout history, from helping measure the width of the Atlantic ocean and verifying Einstein's theory of general relativity, to allowing NASA to attempt a thermal mapping of Mercury.
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For the first time in nearly 100 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire contiguous United States. Professor Frank Close, particle physicist, former Christmas Lecturer and eclipse enthusiast takes us on a journey through history to uncover how these celestial events have helped us understand more about our planet, the solar system and the universe beyond.

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