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Astrophoto: Beam Me Up!

Light beams and the Milky Way. Credit: Peter Greig (St1nkyPete on Flickr)

This great shot of the Milky Way includes some mysterious beams of light. But astrophotographer Peter Greig supplies the festive explanation: “This is a shot I took in Soisdorf, Germany earlier this year,” he writes. “The beams of light on the right are coming from a carnival in a nearby village!”

This photo was taken on September 7, 2012 using a Canon EOS 550D.

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Nancy Atkinson

Nancy has been with Universe Today since 2004, and has published over 6,000 articles on space exploration, astronomy, science and technology. She is the author of two books: "Eight Years to the Moon: the History of the Apollo Missions," (2019) which shares the stories of 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make landing on the Moon possible; and "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos" (2016) tells the stories of those who work on NASA's robotic missions to explore the Solar System and beyond. Follow Nancy on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Nancy_A and and Instagram at and https://www.instagram.com/nancyatkinson_ut/

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