Photos: NASA's eclipse-chasing jets and amazing images of solar eclipses

Two WB-57 jets and a solar eclipse

The solar eclipse on August 21 will cross 14 states and will give millions of people a chance to see a once in a lifetime astronomical event. NASA will send up two WB-57 jets to photograph the eclipse so that a team of scientists can use the data for future research.

This illustration shows two NASA WB-57 jets flying during a solar eclipse.

SEE: Two NASA jets will chase the solar eclipse for never-before-seen images and massive data collection (TechRepublic)

Image: NASA/Bardur Eklund

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