Photo of the Week: Star Trails Over White Sands, New Mexico

This week’s photo is from the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Star trails, as one might suspect, are the trails of light left by stars on film when the camera is set to a long exposure. By looking at all of the star trails left in the picture, one can see how the Earth was rotating, and the stars almost appear to be moving. This star trails photo was taken in 2009 by our own Laura Pennace at White Sands, NM, a large, sprawling desert not far from Roswell. Roswell of course is famous because of the alleged UFO crash that took place in 1947.

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