Yahoo News: New data shows the darkest skies above Mojave Trails National Monument

Interns with the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s Women in Science Discovering Our Mojave (WISDOM) program recently completed a year-long study measuring the sky’s brightness at 16 locations in the monument.

Collecting the data was the first step as part of the Bureau of Land Management’s efforts to receive Dark Sky Sanctuary status for the monument. A formal application has yet to be submitted to the International Dark Sky Association, which recognizes communities, parks and protected areas with dark skies.

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