World’s Largest Mirror

The mirror of the sky: Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. Due to its large size, smooth surface, high surface reflectivity when covered with shallow

World’s Largest Mirror


16 December 2013 - 7:01 pm

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The mirror of the sky: Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. Due to its large size, smooth surface, high surface reflectivity when covered with shallow water, and minimal elevation deviation, Salar de Uyuni makes an ideal target for the testing and calibration of remote sensing instruments on orbiting satellites used to study the Earth. In addition to providing an excellent target surface the skies above Salar de Uyuni are so clear, and the air so dry, that the surface works up to five times better for satellite calibration than using the surface of the ocean.

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