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Photos: Stunning Night Sky Stargazing Images of July 2013

Night Sky and Fireflies

Kevin Palmer

Astrophotographer Kevin Palmer sent in a intriguing photo of fireflies beneath the night sky of Weinberg King State Park, IL, taken at the beginning of July 2013.

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Tariq Malik

SPACE.COM EDITOR IN CHIEF — Tariq joined the Space.com team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Google+, Twitter and on Facebook.