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The Milky Way is seen in the dark sky over Mitten Park in Dinosaur National Monument. Photo: Dan Duriscoe/National Park Service
Dark sky parks are areas where the night sky is protected from artificial light pollution. They’re stunning spots to star gaze and luckily for folks living in the United States we just got 3 new parks!The International Dark-Sky Association recently designated Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Dinosaur National Monument and Tonto National Monument as International Dark Sky Parks for the quality of their dark night skies. Those locations join 115 certified International Dark Sky places worldwide, and you can find them all on this interactive map.
The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized modern astronomy by taking scientists and even the space-loving public on an incredible journey of exploration and discovery. The images it sends us are iconic and have given us an eye into the cosmos. And to think it was sent to space decades before the invention of Instagram! Thomas […]
The Late Show host Steven Colbert is really going the extra mile to help us improve our social distancing. To get advice on how to do it well, he sought out an expert — NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir, who has spent the last 200 days on the International Space Station. She will get to try […]
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