Scientists at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder will capture extended images during the solar eclipse with telescopes mounted on two NASA jets. Their research will shed light on the sun's corona and the heat patterns of Mercury.
Solar eclipse 2017
Don't panic! There's still time to make plans for the 2017 solar eclipse.
Crowds on Pikes Peak, telescopes atop a Central City hotel, and celebrity scientists with something to prove all greeted the 1878 total solar eclipse in Colorado and Wyoming. A new book recounts those stories as Americans prepare for this year's August 21 eclipse.