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Did You Hear About This Eclipse Thing? That + All the Zombie Dragon Info You Need: PopBits

International Space Station during eclipse
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Millions of Americans got a look at a rare and breathtaking celestial event today: a total solar eclipse. Millions more got a look at something far more ordinary: clouds. We look at that, plus Game of Thrones‘ major twist, Missy Elliot’s possible new statue and more in this evening’s PopBits.

NASA Snaps Space Station Crossing the Solar Eclipse
A NASA photographer snapped today’s eclipse at the moment the International Space Station was passing in front while the moon was taking a sizable bite out of the sun. (Even more fun was this other Twitter guy’s response from a galaxy far, far away.)

What Exactly Is Viserion Now: A Wight Dragon or a White Walker/Flyer?
If it wasn’t the solar eclipse, what most people were talking about today was the (spoiler alert!) ZOMBIE EFFING DRAGON on Game of Thrones. If you’re wondering what to make of that, ScreenCrush explored the topic in detail.

Petition Seeks to Replace Confederate Monument With Hometown Hero Missy Elliott
“Who better to encapsulate the culture and spirit of the city enshrined in a new monument than Grammy Award-winning rapper, dancer, and record producer Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott?” the petition asks. “Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it.” One question: Where do we sign? (Here.)

Joss Whedon’s Ex-Wife Accuses Him of Feminist ‘Hypocrisy’
The creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the upcoming movie adaptation of Batgirl “is not who he pretends to be,” according to an essay written by his ex-wife. Whedon has had public problems before in regards to how he handles female characters in his work, but has also been highly outspoken against sexism in Hollywood. It’s complicated.

President Trump Stared Directly at Eclipse Without Glasses, Despite Ivanka’s Warning
Ivanka warned him not to, but yeah, of course he did it anyway. And HE EVEN HAD THOSE SPECIAL ECLIPSE GLASSES.

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