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In-camera multiple exposure of the phases of the solar eclipse from Salem. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

'It's a lot of pressure' for students preparing to gather scientific data during the eclipse

These students from Williams College have spent the last two and a half months preparing for the total solar eclipse. That includes testing equipment, assembling solar filters — and then packing it all up to ship from Massachusetts to Oregon.

All this, to gather as much data as possible during less than two minutes of totality.

How does that make them feel?

Ross Yu, who is about to start his junior year, put it this way: "It's a lot of pressure."

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