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Largest dark sky park

Credit: Dan & Cindy Duriscoe

Death Valley National Park — famous for being the site of the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth — is being honored with a new superlative after being named a dark sky park, the largest in the world.

The International Dark-Sky Association announced the designation of Death Valley as a "Gold Tier" International Dark Sky Park today (Feb. 20). That tier is the highest bestowed by the IDA and means that you can view night sky objects only visible in the darkest skies on the planet.

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