laura p krasnow
The space between the stars is not empty. The interstellar medium (ISM) is the matter and radiation that exists in the space between the star systems in a galaxy.

These images were taken at the Santee Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina, during the 2017 Full Solar Eclipse.

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The Day The Earth Stood Still
2018
Digital Photography
35.5" x 22"

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
laura p krasnow the_space_between_the_stars Digital Photography
Mars Oppostion
2018
Digital Photography
31.5" x 22"

An opposition can occur anywhere along Mars' orbit. When it happens while the red planet is closest to the sun (called "perihelic opposition"), Mars is particularly close to Earth. If Earth and Mars both had perfectly stable orbits, then each perihelic opposition would bring the two planets as close as they could be.

laura p krasnow the_space_between_the_stars Digital Photography
Mars Retrograde
2018
Digital Photography
32.5" x22"

Every two years or so, there are a couple of months when Mars' position from night to night seems to change direction and move east to west. It's an illusion, caused by the ways that Earth and Mars orbit the sun.
laura p krasnow the_space_between_the_stars Digital Photography
Once In A Blue Moon
2018
Digital Photography
34" x 22"

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. once after a long time
. something that happens very seldom
. on rare occasions
. almost never

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