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