San Pedro – The Atacama Desert in Chile, Latin America, is called representing extraterrestrial life. This is a replica of Mars on Earth.
When talking about alien life outside the earth, not a few travelers are made to wonder. Apart from being far beyond the earth, only a few people have ever gone into space.you will find it here
However, experts say that a number of destinations on Earth have similarities in space. Collected detikTravel from various sources on Monday (03/04/2019), the Atacama Desert in Chile is one that is called similar to Mars as reported by the media Science Alert.
Extending from the South side of Peru to North Chile, the Atacama Desert has been named the driest place on Earth. This is due to its location far from the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic.
Called Mars on Earth (Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa) Called Mars on Earth (Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa)
Such a location far from the sea makes rainfall in the Atacama Desert very low. Less than 1 millimeter of rain per year. In fact, one side of the desert is called never getting rain.
Even so dry desert conditions make it difficult for animals to survive. Only a handful of animals such as scorpions, desert wolves, flies and butterflies can live there.
Landscapes and land in the Atacama Desert are also known to be different from the general and are often juxtaposed with Mars which is identical with red. Not a few also world astronomical institutions that examine life on Mars from there.
The most barren desert in the world (Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa) The most barren desert in the world (Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa)
In fact, recently discovered a strange ‘extraterrestrial’ bacterium from the ground in the Atacama Desert. Reportedly, the bacteria is not yet known by scientists.
“We can show that our robot can take soil beneath the ground in the most Mars-like desert on Earth,” said Yale-NUS University joint biologist Stephen Pointing in Singapore.
The discovery also opens up new possibilities, there will be life in the underground barren Atacama Desert like on Mars. A new step to discover life on the planet Mars through the Atacama Desert.
Apart from these scientific findings, the Atacama Desert is one of the three main tourist destinations of Chile outside Easter Island and the Chilean Lake District.