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The next solar eclipse

A time sequence composite of a solar eclipse
A time-sequence composite of the Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse that passed through the United States. (Photo: VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images)

The next solar eclipse will happen on July 2 and will be visible from South America and the South Pacific.

Details: The upcoming solar eclipse will be a "total" solar eclipse, per NASA. Solar eclipses happen about every 18 months and only last for a few short moments.

Everything you need to know about SpaceX

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

SpaceX is Elon Musk's private space company with big plans to build a city on Mars, reduce the cost of space exploration and create a satellite constellation to provide broadband globally. The company is also helping NASA to restart launching astronauts into space from U.S. soil instead of relying on Russia's help.

The latest: SpaceX launched its first wave of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on Thursday night on one of its Falcon 9 rockets as part of its plan to deliver global internet connection from space. The rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:30 ET, and the first booster returned for a smooth landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean about 10 minutes after launch, after sending the satellites to orbit.