Light Pollution

Light Pollution

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Because of light pollution most city skies have become virtually empty of stars. These images compare the magnificent Milky Way above Iran's Alborz mountains with the starless sky of metropolitan Tehran, only 40 miles away.

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Keywords: alborz mountains, astronomical, astronomy, at night, city, compare, compare and contrast, comparison, light, light pollution, milky way, night, night sky, science, sky, sky at night, space, star, tehran, urban

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