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NASA WB-57 flight during solar eclipse Image Courtesy of NASA/Faroe Islands/SwRI During the upcoming total solar eclipse, a team led by Southwest Research Institute will observe the solar corona using stabilized telescopes aboard two of NASA’s WB-57 research aircraft. This vantage point provides distinct advantages over ground-based observations, as illustrated by this composite photo of the aircraft and the 2015 total solar eclipse at the Faroe Islands.
Image Courtesy of NASA/Faroe Islands/SwRI