Penitentes

An icy forest of penitentes cluster in the foreground of this image. The penitentes are a curious natural phenomenon found in high-altitude regions and also in the Atacama desert, close to the ALMA observatory. They are thin spikes of hardened snow or ice, with sharp edges pointing towards the Sun, reaching heights from a few centimeters up to several metres.

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C. Duran/ESO

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ID:penitentes_chaj-cc
Type:Foto
Publiseringsdato:22. august 2014 09:54
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Navn:Chajnantor
Type:Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface
Kategori:ALMA

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