Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Timelapse footage of the night sky rotating above penitentes in the Atacama Desert, Chile. The penitentes are natural structures made of ice that are found in the high-altitude desert. It is thought that they are formed by the differential melting of snowfields.

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Ice penitentes at night

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Duration: 00:00:06.23

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 24

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