WATCH: Planetary Post on Solar Eclipse

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Hello again, readers. Everyone has eclipse fever! The August 21 total solar eclipse will be one of the most-viewed and studied in history. This month's Planetary Post takes eclipse fever even further. Could we create an artificial eclipse? How would we? Why would we? This may be my favorite Planetary Post so far. It's a great story and yours truly reveals an unexpected flair for origami.

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