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You can be citizen scientist during solar eclipse

People use special glasses to look into the sky at a partial solar eclipse near the Brandenburg Gate on March 20, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Over Central Europe the moon covered approximately 75% of the sun for a short period starting at
People use special glasses to look into the sky at a partial solar eclipse near the Brandenburg Gate on March 20, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Over Central Europe the moon covered approximately 75% of the sun for a short period starting at

HOUSTON – NASA wants you to be a citizen scientist during the solar eclipse in August.

The Aug. 21 eclipse is the first time in nearly a century that the United States from coast-to-coast will witness a solar eclipse. All 50 states will have at least a partial eclipse, including Texas, with 14 states in the path of totality.

INTERACTIVE: Simulation of solar eclipse

NASA scientists will be looking at how much the earth's environment changes during the historic eclipse and you can help. Here's how: Download the GLOBE Observe phone application so NASA can collect data to better understand the relationship between the sun and the earth.

Join the community by downloading the app here. 

NASA will provide more information about the program on Friday, and KPRC2 and Click2Houston.com will bring you the details.

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