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Winter in the mountains of New Zealand is harsh. The temperature drops to -15C at the foot of the mountains at night, and there is a ringing silence. It seems that the water is like a frozen muddy mirror of non-reflective stars. It is as if you are in space. The only thing missing is the lack of gravity. The lake and glacier are named after a Dutch navigator and explorer, the first known European explorer to reach New Zealand. Tasman Lake Stars