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USA: Feature Rates ApplyMandatory Credit: Photo by Michael Goh/Solent News/REX/Shutterstock (5636289a)Self portrait of photographer Michael Goh and the night sky in Nambung National ParkPhotographer takes images of the night sky and Milky Way, Australia - Mar 2016*Full story: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/s7hiA lone man looks up at thousands of stars in the Milky Way - in a self-portrait with a difference. Photographer Michael Goh visited a variety of salt lakes where he set up his camera to capture the night sky, with each photo taking up to 30 minutes to take. The 45-year-old, who also works in finance, was able to capture himself in the panoramic photos using a handheld wireless remote. The salt lakes, in The Pinnacles, in Nambung National Park, Western Australia, create a mirror-like effect with the stars and mountains reflected perfectly in the still water. The Milky Way, the galaxy that contains our solar system, is estimated to contain up to 400 billions stars, although some astronomers have argued the number to be as high as one trillion. Stars, gas, dust, and planets all make up the Milky Way with the oldest stars understood to be as old as the universe itself.