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UC Will Not Have Good View Of Monday’s Partial Eclipse

Tennessee Tech Astronomy Professor Steve Robinson said the Upper Cumberland will not get a great view of Monday’s partial eclipse. Robinson said this eclipse will be a far cry from the one that left many awestruck in 2017. He said though 92 percent of the sun will be blocked out, Tennesseans may only notice the sky grow slightly dimmer for ... Read More »

Tech Prof: Solar Flare Can Impact Communication Systems

Could a solar flare reported early Thursday have caused an outage that affected some 70,000 AT&T cell phone customers? Tennessee Tech Associate Physics Professor Mary Kidd said if a flare directed at Earth is strong enough, it can affect satellites and cause blackouts to communication systems and GPS. However, Kidd said it is unlikely that a flare would have affected ... Read More »