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Why the 2024 Solar Eclipse is Such a Big Deal

Season 12 Episode 3 | 15m 17s

On April 8, 2024, the Moon’s shadow will fall on Earth, creating a total solar eclipse across North America, and if you have the chance to see it, you don’t want to miss it. It’s an amazing coincidence that total eclipses happen at all — and that we’re alive at a time when we can see and predict them. So join us to find out everything you need to know to watch it.

Aired: 03/06/24
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Here's why you aren't built like a lobster.
Have you heard about Charles Darwin's lesser-know theory of evolution: sexual selection?
Can new technologies make death prediction even more accurate?
AI may help us talk to whales soon. But should we?!
The cosmic distance ladder is the world’s longest ruler, built to measure the universe.
Learn about the space junk problem and the giant space claw named ClearSpace-1 that might
These tiny pieces of an ancient asteroid could hold the secret to the origin of life.
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