Inauguration of one of the three steepest ski slopes in the world, called Black Wall
In the Swiss Alps, a black slope called 'one of the three steepest in the world' was inaugurated by the company that manages the Glacier 3000 ski resort of Les Diablerets, in the Canton of Vaud.Called 'Black Wall', it is a three-kilometre descent that, thanks to a 265-metre-long tunnel carved into the mountain, makes it possible to ski from the highest part of the lifts (over 3,000 metres) to the col du Pillon (1,546 metres).Its maximum gradient of 104% (46°),' Glacier 3000 announces, 'makes it steeper than the Streif in Kitzbühel (Austria) or the Lauberhorn in Wengen (Switzerland), two famous downhill events of the Alpine Ski World Cup.
The wonders of space: incredible photos of our Galaxy and of the distant worlds
How often do we turn our eyes to the sky and let our minds wander in the immensity of space. After all, we only see tiny dots, sometimes hidden by the lights of our cities, but we are actually looking at stars, planets, clusters of nebulae traveling at great speed through the cosmos. Modern technology allows us to observe worlds far away, far outside our solar system, revealing things we never thought possible to see imprinted in a photograph. Galaxies light-years away, black holes, huge rings around planets-all of these can now be observed through terrestrial telescopes, but also thanks to those sent to roam and get lost in deep space. We are setting off on a journey that will take us light years away, buckle up, you may not come back.