Crystal gaze

ESO Photo Ambassador, Babak Tafreshi, shows penitentes (ice formations) at the southern end of the Chajnantor plain in Chile. Penitentes are a snow formation found at high altitudes. They take the form of tall thin blades of hardened snow or ice, closely spaced with the blades oriented towards the general direction of the Sun.

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ESO/B. Tafreshi (twanight.org)

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Id:babak-5867pano
Type:Photographic
Release date:22 April 2014, 17:56
Size:7000 x 3859 px

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Name:Chajnantor, Chile
Type:• Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky
• X - Stars
• X - Chile

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