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How Eclipses Revealed Our Solar System

Season 10 Episode 6 | 15m 07s

Of all the astronomical phenomena you can witness, the total solar eclipse has to be the most visceral--the most in-your-face reminder that our reality consists of giant balls of rock spinning around stars. It's also the eclipse and phenomena like it that set us on the path to understanding that reality in the first place.

Aired: 04/05/24
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