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Best Space Photos of the Week - Jan. 1, 2012

Headlights on the (Celestial) Parade

Casey Stanford

Skywatcher Casey Stanford captured this image of the moon and Venus from Mesa, Ariz. "I was reading the article on about the moon and Venus being in conjunction, and figured I'd send in a couple [photographs] that I snapped myself on December 26," Stanford wrote in an e-mail. [More Venus and moon photos]

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