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05/16/2013 01:39 pm ET

Death Valley Time Lapse Shows Stunning Night Sky (VIDEO)

This "dreamlapse" of Death Valley is simply stunning.

The skies above the famed desert valley are put on display as the stars dance across the frame and a pink aurora is seen on the horizon. The filmmakers create what they call "star trails," Picasso-esque lines of light, using long exposure times and the Earth's natural rotation.

The three-minute film was shot and edited by Gavin Heffernan of Sunchaser Pictures, and uploaded to Vimeo in April. The time-lapse is the second in an installment of Death Valley projects.

Google also released some stunning time-lapse images of the planet recently. The long-form GIFs show some startling environmental changes including deforestation, melting glaciers and urban sprawl.

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