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See the Milky Way from El Teide

Visiting Tenerife's volcano at the Canary Islands

Aug. 21, 2018 -

This summer holiday brought me to Tenerife, part of the Canary Islands, Spain. It's a popular destination because of the climate, but it's also the home of Teide, the world's second highest volcano (7500 m, measured from the sea floor). The incredible views reach way beyond earth, into outer space, the Milky Way and other distant galaxies.

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Teide seen from my iPhone
Teide seen from my iPhone
The Las Cañadas caldera on top of Teide, as seen from the International Space Station (public domain)
The Las Cañadas caldera on top of Teide, as seen from the International Space Station (public domain)
Driving above the clouds
Driving above the clouds
Me and the Milky Way (photo by Ellen Middelkoop)
Me and the Milky Way (photo by Ellen Middelkoop)
Some rocks are unbelievable in size and shape
Some rocks are unbelievable in size and shape
Shadow of a Martian... of sorts :-)
Shadow of a Martian... of sorts :-)

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