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Life on the Moon

Earlier, when I posted a photo of the Painted Hills in Oregon titled Life on Mars, I already announced that we visited three different celestial bodies on Earth last summer. Heres the second one, because we are on the Moon now.

This photo shows an area in Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, a large volcanic area located in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho. It was geologist Harold T. Stearns who described this area in 1923 as The surface of the moon as seen through a telescope. Part of the preserve can be accessed easily thanks to some very well-maintained trails, which are located along a loop road and offer an overview of a surprisingly varied landscape. Thanks to its remote location, there arent many other visitors either. The black hill seen here is the Inferno Cone, which is 1,884 above sea level (but the average elevation of the park is 1,800 metres).

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/800 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 597/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-07-28 13:43
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 2185 kb

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