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Smithsonian Instrument "Fills the Gap," Views Sun's Innermost Corona

4 Jan 2011, 14:09 UTC
Smithsonian Instrument "Fills the Gap," Views Sun's Innermost Corona NASA/LMSAL/SAO

January 04, 2011: During a total eclipse of the Sun, skywatchers are awed by the shimmering corona -- a faint glow that surrounds the Sun like gossamer flower petals.

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