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The 100 Most Amazing Space Photos of 2017

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image Milky Way Arcs Above Death Valley Credit: Miguel Claro

From eclipses to comets and auroras, there were plenty of amazing celestial sights for skywatchers to catch this year.

Check out some of the best photos taken by Space.com readers in 2017 in this year-end gallery.

HERE: The arc of the Milky Way lights up the sky over Zabriskie Point in California's Death Valley National Park in a panoramic photograph captured by veteran astrophotographer Miguel Claro.

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Hanneke Weitering
Hanneke Weitering, Space.com Staff Writer

Hanneke joined the team at Space.com in August 2016 as a staff writer and producer. She's a self-proclaimed science geek from the South with a passion for all things out of this world! She has previously written for Scholastic, MedPage Today, Scienceline, and Oak Ridge National Lab. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her home town of Knoxville, she moved to New York City and earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. To keep up with Hanneke's latest work, follow her on TwitterFacebook or Google+.


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