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Atacama

Deserts on 3 Continents, Part 2 -- the Atacama: Into the Sandbox on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

With about 0.59 inches of rain a year the Atacama, high in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, is the driest place on Earth, and very likely its oldest desert, going back 3 million years.

The Driest Place on Earth

Celeste Moure | Posted 08.10.2013 | Travel
Celeste Moure

The driest place on Earth is a dramatic landscape of surreally fiery red canyons, grassy gorges, turquoise thermal lakes, cerulean lagoons and steaming geysers. Chile's Atacama looks like an alien planet (but it's a whole lot easier to get to).

Foiled Again: Lake Monster, Bigfoot Body and Alien Humanoid All in One Week

Sharon Hill | Posted 07.06.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

Extraordinary things are extraordinary because they don't come along every day let alone three in a week.

NASA IMAGES: 32 Inches Of Snow Cover Driest Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green

Extreme weather is in the air. The following satellite photo shows South America's Atacama Desert region -- known as one of the driest places on Ea...

Shh! Chile Miners Keeping Mum

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile — Three days after 33 men were sealed deep within a gold mine, Andre Sougarret was summoned by Chile's president. The Chil...