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Without eclipses, our world would be a lot different because eclipses give us the ability to do science we otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords:
– Corona: the outermost part of the Sun’s atmosphere.
– General Relativity: a theory of gravitation developed by Albert Einstein that says that the observed gravitational effect between masses results from their warping of spacetime.
– Lunar Eclipse: an eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth’s shadow.
– Solar Eclipse : an eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon.
– Tidal Friction: strain produced in a celestial body (such as the Earth or Moon) that undergoes cyclic variations in gravitational attraction as it orbits, or is orbited by, a second body.
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