Star trails

Star trails

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Credit: Larry Landolfi/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: At 6,800 feet in altitude, McDonald Observatory atop Mt. Locke in Ft. Davis, Texas, enjoys some of the clearest and darkest skies in the continental United States. At the Frank N. Bash visitor's centre, public 'star parties' are held on the site on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. This is a composite photo.

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