FEATURE: Wormhole in the Earth: Reflected Starlight Dazzles in Portuguese Mine
Official Astrophotopgrapher of Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, in Alentejo, Portugal. The first site in the world certified as “Starlight Tourism Destination” by UNESCO and UNWTO.
Miguel Claro is a Lisbon, Portugal-based professional photographer, author and science communicator who creates spectacular images of the night sky. As a European Southern Observatory photo ambassador, a member of the international astrophotography project The World At Night and the official astrophotographer of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, he specializes in astronomical “skyscapes” that connect Earth and the night sky. Join him here as he takes us through his photograph “Mina de São Domingos, an Open Hole to a Chemical Universe.”
In this stunning view of the São Domingos mine in southeast Portugal, starlight reflecting off an open pit looks like a portal to deep space. It seems like we could…
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