Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event. The Curiosity team will be viewing the eclipse alongside NASA in Carbondale, Illinois. Follow us on Facebook for live videos, trivia, and interviews on the big day.
Share the knowledge!
Key Facts In This Video
Life on Earth appeared shortly after the planet cooled and liquid water became available. 00:03
We have less than a billion years to enjoy the surface of Earth before it becomes inhospitable. 00:46
Reserves of water deep underground will protect microbial life for billions of years after life on Earth's surface dies off. 02:22