Atacama Desert

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a desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper deposits

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In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Schulze-Makuch and his collaborators reveal that even the hyper-arid Atacama Desert can provide a habitable environment for microorganisms.
In the past, researchers have found dying organisms near the surface and remnants of DNA, but this is really the first time that anyone has been able to identify a persistent form of life living in the soil of the Atacama Desert," Schulze-Makuch said.
At end of October last year, Chile's Atacama Desert took on a vivid hue, as tiny pink flowers unfurled across the landscape.
High in the Atacama Desert, around 10,000 feet, you can look at the fields around Turi, Chile, and see small neatly laid out fields, terraced and lined with rocks.
Here in the Atacama desert there is a state of emergency over the heavy downpours.
show that it is instead in the Atacama Desert of Chile.
Muhn said, 'Chile is a high-potential solar market and home to some of the strongest solar irradiation in the world, particularly in the Atacama Desert.
The new antenna will be similar to the 25 SATCOM Technologies-built radio telescope antennas operating at the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array observatory that is located 200 km (124 miles) from the LLAMA site, in the Chilean portion of the Atacama Desert.
Chinchorro culture consists of fishermen villages located in the coast of Atacama desert, from Ilo in Peru in the north to Antofagasta in the south between 7020 BC and 1500 BC.
This year's 5800-mile route led from Rosario, Argentina, across the Andes and the Atacama Desert to Valparaiso, Chile.
The 9,374 Km-long route led from Rosario in Argentina across the Andes and the challenging Atacama desert to Valparaiso in Chile at the Pacific coast.
In search of the answer, Richard Ellis, the Steele Family Professor of Astronomy at Caltech, together with colleagues from the University of Tokyo and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, undertook an exploration of Himiko using the combined resources of the Hubble Space Telescope and the new Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile's Atacama Desert.
com)-- With photos from Tocopilla, a small town in Chile's Atacama desert region, the article goes on to say that in Carter's novels South of Centre and Hard Bed Hotel, she successfully portrays characters who scrounge out a living on the fringes of Chilean society.
SANTIAGO, Chile -- A rare snowfall in Chile's Atacama desert has delighted visitors to one of the world's driest areas.
Action sequences in the Bond film Quantum of Solace were filmed in the remote Atacama desert while Antonio Banderas and Jennifer Lopez have just signed up for a big-budget movie about the plight of the Chilean miners in 2010.