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a desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper deposits

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The traditional communities of the Atacama Desert have had an economy based on agriculture, pastoralism, hunting, and gathering.
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.We believe these microbial communities can lay dormant for hundreds or even thousands of years in conditions very similar to what you would find on a planet like Mars and then come back to life when it rains.
A team from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, took with it to Atacama in February a machine - a portable chemistry lab called the Chemical Laptop - it had developed to detect amino acids.
LiCo Energy said that Salar de Atacama is the world's largest and purest active source of lithium.
The Atacama Desert of Chile and Peru stretches almost parallel along the Pacific Coast for about 600 miles (1,000km).
Three ships C.V Atacama, C.V Uni Florida, M.T Bunga Alamanda carrying containers and 19,969 tonnes palm oil are expected to take berths at QICT and LCT respectively on Friday.
This product line development ensures that appropriate models in the Atacama range can now be safely utilised in the most demanding environments including medical, pharmaceutical and laboratories together with the chemical and petrochemical industries.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- In a harsh environment with very little water and intense ultraviolet radiation, most life in the extreme Atacama Desert in Chile exists as microbial colonies underground or inside rocks.
Atacama, Chile: Mohammad Baloushi of the UAE dropped a few places to finish the fourth leg of the Atacama Rally at the Atacama Desert in the 11th place, but managed to retain his eighth place in the overall rankings.
The wreckage of the helicopter was found in the Atacama Desert near a mine, the air force said.
In particular, Mount Montezuma in the Atacama Desert, Chile, was identified by the pioneers of solar observation as an ideal place to conduct the search for variations of the solar constant estimated from Earth's surface.
The trip will begin with exploring the high-altitude Atacama Desert.