There are few truly dark skies left in the United States. But a NASA satellite launched in 2012 began gathering data on light pollution all over the world and found the largest dark patch in northwestern Nevada. Right in the middle of that patch, you'll find the town of Gerlach, Nevada, population 206. It's been called "the darkest town in America."
None More Black
Chasing Down the Dark
Written by Reuben Westmaas June 26, 2017
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