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Starry Night

Credit: National Park Service
The pristine, star-studded sky casts a dreamlike glow over Great Basin National Park in Nevada. The park is known for its …Read More »

5,000-year-old bristlecone pine trees
, and the Lehman Caves at the base of Wheeler Peak, a 13,063-foot (3,981 meters) mountain, named for George Wheeler, an explorer and cartographer who led expeditions in the west west from 1869 to 1871.

According to the National Park Service, Great Basin has some of the darkest night skies, and is a popular destination for skywatchers seeking solitude and spectacular views. [Related: 6 Stellar Places for Skywatching in the US]   Less «
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