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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Green Bank Observatory Night

The full arch of the Milky Way stretches across the horizon on a clear night atop Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia.

The Byrd Telescope glows red in the darkness at Green Bank. Photo courtesy Jesse Thornton.

The New River turns through its narrowing valley at Thurmond.
Mercury, Venus, and a waxing crescent moon rise above the valley of the Ohio River.

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