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Astronaut, scientists add to community brain power on eclipse day

Aug 22, 2017 By Daniel Bendtsen, Staff Writer

"The sun is dying! Long live the sun!" Loren Acton jokingly yelled as Earth's middle-aged star became a mere sliver in Riverton's late morning ...


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Retired NASA astronaut Loren Acton and Marie Fullerton, widow of Acton's fellow astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Gordon Fullerton, watched the early phase of the eclipse from a residence in Riverton. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

Retired NASA astronaut Loren Acton and Marie Fullerton, widow of Acton's fellow astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Gordon Fullerton, watched the early phase of the eclipse from a residence in Riverton. Photo by Dan Bendtsen


Retired NASA astronaut Loren Acton and Marie Fullerton, widow of Acton's fellow astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Gordon Fullerton, watched the early phase of the eclipse from a residence in Riverton. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

Retired NASA astronaut Loren Acton and Marie Fullerton, widow of Acton's fellow astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Gordon Fullerton, watched the early phase of the eclipse from a residence in Riverton. Photo by Dan Bendtsen

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