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A Dark Sky Over Death Valley

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

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    A Dark Sky Over Death Valley
    Credit: Dan Duriscoe, U.S. National Park Service

    Explanation: This eerie glow over Death Valley is in danger. Scrolling right will show a spectacular view from one of the darkest places left in the continental USA: Death Valley, California. The above 360-degree full-sky panorama is a composite of 30 images taken two years ago in Racetrack Playa. The image has been digitally processed and increasingly stretched at high altitudes to make it rectangular. In the foreground on the image right is an unusually placed rock that was pushed by high winds onto Racetrack Playa after a slick rain. In the background is a majestic night sky, featuring thousands of stars and many constellations. The arch across the middle is the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. Light pollution is threatening dark skies like this all across the US and the world, and therefore the International Dark-Sky Association and the US National Parks Service are suggesting methods that can protect them.




    (Via NASA)
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Is that a Borg cube making its way across the bottom-right? :confused:
     
  3. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    Lol- Ok
     
  4. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    That's what I keep wondering.......... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     

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