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A primordial world of minerals litters Atacama desert

Written by  Saturday, 23 May 2020 06:38
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Paris (ESA) May 25, 2020
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of Chile's Atacama Desert, which is bound on the west by the Pacific and on the east by the Andes. The Atacama is considered one of the driest places on Earth - there are some parts of the desert where rainfall has never been recorded. In this image, captured on 26 June 2019, a specific area in the Tarapaca Region, in northern Chile, is

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