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Where Will You Be Watching The Eclipse?

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In this photo taken by Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, the SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at the International Space Station on Wednesday, stocked with scientific equipment, supplies — and ice cream. NASA via AP hide caption

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The Best Item In An Astronaut's Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream

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NASA Astronauts Set To Get Sweet Treat With Next Delivery To International Space Station

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On Nov. 13, 2012, a narrow corridor in the southern hemisphere experienced a total solar eclipse. The corridor lay mostly over the ocean but also cut across the northern tip of Australia where both professional and amateur astronomers gathered to watch. Romeo Durscher/NASA Goddard Space Center/Flickr hide caption

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Why Future Earthlings Won't See Total Solar Eclipses

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Young Astronaut Hopeful Gets NASA Tour Of His (Space) Dreams

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40 Years Ago, NASA Launched Message To Aliens Into Deep Space

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Why Scientists Can't Explain All The Appeal Of An Eclipse

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Carhenge lies in the path of totality for the Aug. 21 eclipse. Christian Heeb/Getty Images hide caption

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As Eclipse Madness Sweeps U.S., A Stonehenge Made Of Cars Prepares

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Ahead Of Solar Eclipse, Small Town Prepares For Light Among The Darkness

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Retired astrophysicist Fred Espenak (right) and his wife, Patricia, photographed a total solar eclipse from Jinta, China, on Aug. 1, 2008. He has witnessed 27 such events and plans to be in Casper, Wyo., on Aug. 21 — depending on the forecast. Courtesy of Fred Espenak hide caption

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Go See It, Eclipse Chasers Urge. 'Your First Time Is Always Special'

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