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Karen Brazell

Visual Designer and Photo Editor
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Photo: Hello Jupiter, thanks for stopping by

During the late night hours tonight, Jupiter will pass 368 million miles from Earth, which is its closest approach since 1963. It won’t be this close again until 2022. You won’t need a telescope to see it, as it will be the brightest light in the sky besides the moon. Coincidentally, Uranus will also be [...]

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Photo: To boldly go

On September 17, 1976, NASA publicly unveiled its first Space Shuttle Orbiter, Enterprise. It was originally planned to be named Constitution, but a write-in campaign by the fans of the popular TV show “Star Trek” urged the White House to name the shuttle after the Starship Enterprise. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and most of [...]

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Photo: Happy Bicentennial, Mexico

A dancer performs during the bicentennial parade in Mexico City.

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Photo: A hard day’s work

A worker at a carbon black plant in Sunray, Texas.

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Photo: Flour child

A boy’s face is covered in flour after competing in the traditional “Las Chamcacas” game in Panchimalco, El Salvador.

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Photo: World Trade Center Memorial

The granite memorial fountain honoring the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

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Photo: Massive explosion hits California neighborhood

An explosion and fire fueled by a ruptured natural gas line engulfed a neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif.

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Photo: On this day in 1850, California became a state

Half Dome as seen from Yosemite Valley in California.

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Photo: Today in history, New Amsterdam became New York in 1664

New York City’s Pennsylvania Station in April 1962, two years before it was demolished.