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Path Of A Total Solar Eclipse Passes Over A Major Observatory In Chile

Sun over the Pacific Ocean during total eclipse viewed from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
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Sun over the Pacific Ocean during total eclipse viewed from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.

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