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December 20, 2017

Idaho wins a rare honor for dazzling dark skies

  • The nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve is expected to draw tourists to enjoy ‘the primeval wonder' of a starry sky.
  • By KEITH RIDLER
    Associated Press

    BOISE, Idaho — A giant chunk of central Idaho with a dazzling night sky has become the nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve.

    The International Dark-Sky Association late Monday designated the 1,400-square-mile Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. The sparsely populated area's night skies are so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way.


     
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