13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The dark skies in the Badlands of South Dakota allow for some of the best night skies in North America. Green airglow, caused by electrons reattaching to oxygen and nitrogen atoms and molecules, encompasses the Milky Way, adding to it's mystic. Formations over 75 million years old, mainly the result of deposition and erosion, under billions of stars in our galaxy, words and photos cannot express the awesomeness of seeing it in person.
© Erik Fremstad.
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||Aug. 17, 2015, 8:37 a.m.