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Thousands of Amateur Radio Operators Measured the Solar Eclipse’s Effects on the Atmosphere

Astronomers and space fans may have set up lawn chairs outside to watch the eclipse, but Nathaniel Frissell set up his ham radio. As the sky dimmed and daylight turned into an uncanny dusk, the reports started coming in: Communication was dying off over the 20 meter (14 MHz) radio band. Read More >>

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Julian Assange, Eclipse Truther

Astronomers, doctors and other experts alike are in total agreement on one point—don’t stare at a solar eclipse without eye protection unless you want to damage your vision or go blind, you goddamn idiot. Read More >>

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Stare All You Want at These Incredible Eclipse Images

While the partial eclipse here in the UK wasn't even worth looking up at the sky for, our friends in the USA got to experience a total solar eclipse. For a few hours, folks across America could put aside the myriad horrors of this year and stare at the hot ball of gas literally keeping us all alive. It was actually quite pleasant! Read More >>