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  • proper noun The Atacama Desert, a long desert in Chile, and the driest desert on Earth according to various sources.
  • proper noun A region towards the north of Chile


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  • The ALMA observatory - an acronym for Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array - uses radio technology to see wavelengths of light much longer than what's visible to the human eye, and much colder than what shows up in infrared telescopes.

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  • Why do I call the Atacama desert a luxury destination?

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  • It is understood that when we utter the word Atacama, we are talking about drama, exploitation and death.

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  • Executive for the North American portion of the project, called the Atacama

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  • APEX is a 40-foot 12-meter prototype designed to test technology needed for a next-generation submillimeter telescope called the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA.

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  • Well if you haven't make it to Antarctica yet: then the high antiplano of the Atacama are the next best thing.

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  • ( "Atacama" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE: AAM) reports that the Company has granted an aggregate of 4,385,000 incentive stock options to eligible persons, including directors and officers.

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  • Each one of the miners, in the 10 weeks they spent a half-mile deep in the Atacama Desert, would have known the odds.

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  • It doesn 't get any better than the miracle in Chile' s Atacama desert.

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  • After weeks in the sweltering mine, they were also expected to wear sweaters for their reentry into the world above; temperatures in the Atacama Desert can drop close to freezing at night.

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