This is a nice map of light pollution. I'm thinking about summer camping trips and feeling lucky to live close to some holes in this map. I only get to see the night sky from one of these dark spots a few times each year and it's always awe-inspiring.
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I’m on team space probe though I’m sympathetic to team hubcap. Looking at the path it carved through our solar system it just has to be a drive by.
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