Stargazing in Patagonia.
This is the Milky Way over the Cuernos del Paine (the Horns of Paine), a group of spiky granite peaks, each over 6,500 ft (2,000 m) tall, that reside north of Lake Pehoé. Their names are Aleta de Tiburón (Shark's Fin), Fortaleza (Fortress), La Espada (The Sword), La Hoja (The Blade), La Máscara (The Mask), Cuerno Norte (North Horn), and Cuerno Principal (Main Horn). The sheer rock faces of the Cuernos are made of pale, gray granite, but are capped by black sedimentary rock above and below. The first sedimentary layer emerged from molten rock 12,500,000 years ago, with the granite layer and the bottom sedimentary layer emerging within the following 90,000 years. The peaks were then shaped by glaciers during the ice age, weathering and carving away at the ancient rock, giving us the beautiful, sculptural mountains we see today.
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Location | Los Cuernos, Lake Pehoé, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
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