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The Milky Way is quite a sight, but don’t expect it to match a long-exposure photograph like this one. Photo: Pixabay/theartofsounds2001

How Many Stars Are Really Visible?

Tucked into a sleeping bag under the stars in the mountains of Northern California as a kid, I marveled at the Milky Way, a magical yet real cosmic river of fuzzy brightness punctuated by points of light both faint and bright. I’d count the sparkling gems in a patch of sky through towering pines, invariably losing track after…



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Robert Roy Britt

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Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness, author of “Make Sleep Your Superpower: A Guide to Greater Health, Happiness & Productivity.”