The Salar: Nature’s largest mirror


The world’s largest salt flat, called the Salar de Uni, is located in southwest Bolivia, and is in danger of being eradicated due to lithium extraction.

Formed when several prehistoric lakes joined into one, the Salar provides stunning beauty in the form of one of the clearest naturally occurring mirrors during the rainy season. According to Wikipedia, the Salar’s “large area, clear skies, and the exceptional flatness of [its]surface make the Salar an ideal object for calibrating the altimeters of Earth observation satellites.”



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Kristian strives to enlighten and entertain readers. In addition to his teaching and editorial responsibilities, he is working on a science-fiction novel that promises not to include exoskeleton suits and anemic aliens floating in mysterious vats of green-tinted goop.

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