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This is the Milky Way Photographed in a Crystal Ball

28 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Photographer and astronomer Juan Carlos Munoz was browsing a flea market in Santiago, Chile, a few days ago when he stumbled across some crystal balls. He bought one for a few dollars and then decided to use it for astrophotography. This “cosmic marble” photo of the Milky Way in a crystal ball is what resulted.
“I went up to Paranal Observatory for an observing shift, and I decided to test the crystal ball as an astrophotography lens,” writes Munoz, who's a Photo Ambassador for the ESO. “I placed it on the handrails of one of the entrance corridors to the Paranal residencia, and put my...
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