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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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Panorama in the Las Cañadas caldera
Panorama in the Las Cañadas caldera
Under the clouds the landscape is green, full of life
Under the clouds the landscape is green, full of life
Landscape inside the Las Cañadas caldera is similar to Mars
Landscape inside the Las Cañadas caldera is similar to Mars
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)
Pico del Teide as seen from the south of the caldera
Pico del Teide as seen from the south of the caldera
Relaxing in the pool
Relaxing in the pool

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