<p>The Milky Way glitters over a stand of Joshua trees in Death Valley, California. The enchanting scene belies the harsh conditions here—the park got its name from a group of pioneers who became lost in the area and were sure they'd never survive the ordeal.</p>

Death Valley, California

The Milky Way glitters over a stand of Joshua trees in Death Valley, California. The enchanting scene belies the harsh conditions here—the park got its name from a group of pioneers who became lost in the area and were sure they'd never survive the ordeal.

Photograph by Marc Adamus, Aurora Photos

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