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NASA Looks to Solar Eclipse to Help Understand Earth’s Energy System

It was the middle of the afternoon, but it was dark in an area in Boulder, Colorado on Aug. 3, 1998. A thick cloud appeared overhead and dimmed the land below for  more than 30 minutes. Well-calibrated radiometers showed that there were very low levels of light reaching the ground, sufficiently low that researchers decided to simulate … Continue reading NASA Looks to Solar Eclipse to Help Understand Earth’s Energy System