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BABAK TAFRESHI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BABAK TAFRESHI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The positions of the stars in the night sky as seen over the Zagros Mountains in central Iran on December 3, 2008 at 1:06 A.M. local time. Image BN4318 shows the stars as seen from the same location one hour earlier, demonstrating the apparent change in star positions that occurs over time as a result of the earth's rotation.
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