Atacama Desert

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a desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper deposits

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The scientists then unearthed spear points, hearths, and bones of camel-like creatures and other animals at 39 Atacama Desert camps, located on the shores of 20 dry lakebeds.
The unique and unrivaled characteristics of the Atacama Desert provide scientists with exciting possibilities for conducting research in the areas of:
But if the microbes found beneath the Atacama desert are any indication, then life could survive beneath the surface.
Water is a vital resource on our planet and its value becomes even more evident in the driest corner of the world: the Atacama Desert, in northern Chile.
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.
When it unexpectedly rained in their habitat, the most arid corner of South America's Atacama desert, they bounced back into life, scientists at Washington State University discovered.
Atacama Desert Salt : Extracted from an ancient underground sea in the Atacama Desert in Chile, one of the most arid and sterile environments in the world, this premium South American salt adds unique flavour to dishes such as spicy Chilean chicken empanadas.
From the various volcanoes scattered across this South American country-which stretches more than 2,600 miles (4,000 kilometers) from north to south-to the arid Atacama desert and its salty scenery, Chile promises stunning natural scenery and unforgettable travel experiences.
In fact, scientists have found remains of freshwater plants and animals in the driest place on the planet, the Atacama Desert.
Some specific topics examined include frontiers and borders in the American landscape, land management tribes, avant-garde real estate in Japan, and astronomy in the Atacama Desert. The book contains color photos, maps, and illustrations on every page.
The mosquito specimen was found dead in a home in the city of Arica, located some 1,033 miles (1,663 kms) north of capital city Santiago in the Atacama desert next to the border with Peru, health authorities said.
At end of October last year, Chile's Atacama Desert took on a vivid hue, as tiny pink flowers unfurled across the landscape.
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.