Milky Way over Trolls Tongue
You have to take a
long hike to see the Troll's Tongue -- ten hours over rocky terrain.
And in this case, it took three trips to capture the
landform below a clear night sky.
Trolltunga itself is a
picturesque rock protrusion
extending about 700 meters over mountainous cliffs near
Lake Ringedalsvatnet in
The overhang is made of billion-year-old
bedrock that was carved out by
glaciers during an ice-age about 10,000 years ago.
picture is a composite of two exposures, a 15-second image of the
followed 40 minutes later by an 87-second exposure of the
Thousands of discernable stars dot the backdrop
in addition to billions of
unresolved stars in the nearly vertical
band of our Milky Way Galaxy
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
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& Michigan Tech. U.
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