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NASA reveals incredible photo of Milky Way reflecting over ‘world’s largest mirror’



This amazing image by photographer Jheison Huerta was revealed by NASA showing the Milky Way reflecting over the ‘worlds largest mirror’. This mirror is in fact Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flat which becomes highly reflective after rain.

NASA explained: “What’s being reflected in the world’s largest mirror? Stars, galaxies, and a planet.

“Many of these stars are confined to the grand arch that runs across the image, an arch that is the central plane of our home Milky Way Galaxy.

“Inside the arch is another galaxy – the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Stars that are individually visible include Antares on the far left and Sirius on the far right.

“The planet Jupiter shines brightly just below Antares.”

The incredible image was taken in April and made up of  15 vertical frames taken consecutively over 10 minutes.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the Uyuni Salt Flats, where many take advantage of the reflection to take beautiful photographs.

National Geographic explained: “Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is considered one of the most extreme and remarkable vistas in all of South America, if not Earth.

“Stretching more than 4,050 square miles of the Altiplano, it is the world’s largest salt flat, left behind by prehistoric lakes evaporated long ago.

“Here, a thick crust of salt extends to the horizon, covered by quilted, polygonal patterns of salt rising from the ground.

“At certain times of the year, nearby lakes overflow and a thin layer of water transforms the flats into a stunning reflection of the sky.”

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