publication date: Friday, August 25, 2017 (part of Summer 2017)

category: Science

clue: This British astronomer had to go to Africa to prove Einstein right.

explanation: Eddington's observations during a 1919 eclipse in Africa produced some of the first confirmations of Einstein's theory of relativity. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland

Eclipse Week: Whether or not you're one of the millions of Americans expected to watch the solar eclipse on August 21, you can enjoy this collection of eclipse-inspired goos, an easy way to wrap up the Summer 2017 season. Seven eclipse goos will run on the week of August 20-26, with three bonus goos to follow soon afterwards.

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