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Gravitational Waves At Last!

What is a gravitational wave? Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space! Think about throwing a rock into the water. The water appears to stretch and squeeze back in again. Similarly, gravitational ripples cause space to stretch and squeeze back again. Einstein actually predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago. Although finding these waves took a great deal of time and effort. On February 11, 2016, scientists announced that they have found them!…

How To View An Eclipse

If you ever want to view a solar eclipse of any kind (total, annular, or partial), there a few things you must know! NEVER view the sun with the naked eye or by looking through optical devices like binoculars or telescopes! Why do you think this is so important? You may have used magnifying glass outside and  burned leaves with it. If so, you know that when sunlight is focused onto a small…