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Dance on a Volcano

Credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015: The Licancabur volcano (left of center) stands high on the Chajnantor Plateau near to the site of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter…Read More »

Array (ALMA) telescope, beneath a star-filled sky. The volcano streches 19,400 feet (5,920 meters) into the sky, and is split between the countries of Chile and Bolivia. The white area in the foreground consists of tall, thin blades of hardened snow and ice, known as penitentes. Light from the town of San Pedro de Atacama glows at the left. Image released Feb. 23, 2015.

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