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141 MW Solar Power Plant Set For Chile

International investment agencies approved funding for a 10 MW solar power plant in Chile's Atacama Desert, one of the world optimal locations for solar 141 MW Solar Power Plant Set For Chile was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Chile Will Build the Biggest Telescope on Earth

On Fotones Valley at Cerro Armazones in the Atacama desert, Chile, the works for a 39-meter diameter telescope, the biggest optic/infrared of the world, are underway. On 2010, the European Southern Observatory Board chose that location in the Chilean desert for the future E-ELT.2, that will become the most southern...

The World's Biggest Telescope Is Finally (Really) Complete

Though the massive 66-antenna ALMA array in Chile's Atacama desert has been online since last October when the last of its 54, 12-meter radios was installed, the system has only been operating at a fraction of its potential resolution. Show More Summary

Chile Solar Power Plant Is Now Latin America’s Largest

The giant Atacama Desert cradling solar panels is a beautiful image. Find the middle of Chile’s Atacama Desert and take a look — the largest solar PV plant in Latin America has come online. SunEdison has established the 100MW Amanecer solar power plant in this vast desert of Chili. Show More Summary

Cerro Dominador Solar-Thermal Mega-Project Moves Forward

Originally published on Solar Love. Chile 110 MW CSP Plant Moves Forward (via Solar Love) The Cerro Dominador solar-thermal mega-project being developed in the Atacama Desert in Chile just took a big step forward after obtaining a favorable environmental rating from Chilean Environmental Service authorities. Show More Summary

Monster Machines For Delicate Equipment

2 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array consists of 66 individual 12-meter diameter and 7-meter radio telescopes that can be moved to zoom in on a patch of sky. But how do they move those beasts around the desert? Read more...

GasAtacama has US LNG Providers Lined Up

GasAtacama, energy provider to metal producers in Chile's Atacama desert, has lined up eight potential U.S. natural gas suppliers for a proposed import terminal on its Pacific Coast,

When You Don't Know Where You Are, That's Where You Want to Be

Because when you don't know where you are, you just might end up in the place where you most want to be. You don't have to go to the Atacama Desert in Chile, either. But it helps.

Searching for the Origins of Water in Planetary Systems

Astronomers are eager to use the newly completed Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), an array of radio telescopes in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, and similar facilities to follow the story of water when planetary systems form. This is...

Featured Hotel: Tierra Atacama: Style and Scenery in the Andean High Desert

Location: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Hotel Name: Tierra Atacama The Skinny: Located on the Altiplano of the Andes Mountains, the Chilean resort of Tierra Atacama offers spectacular natural beauty to go...

How an Ancient Whale Graveyard Appeared in Chile

Researchers were left scratching their heads in 2011 when they came upon a trove of whale fossils between 6 million and 9 million years old, of all places in Chile's Atacama Desert. It featured dozens of specimens, accounting for "at least 10 different kinds of marine animals, recurring in four...

Tara Pinot Noir, a lovely wine from Chile’s Atacama

This is a remarkable wine, made by large producer Ventisquero on a very small scale from vineyards in the Atacama desert, in the far north of the country. It hardly every rains here, so the soils are quite unique. I reported on the Tara white a while back after tasting it in Chile; this red [...]

How Did 'White Gold' End Up in Chile Desert?

Chile's Atacama Desert—the world's highest and driest—is packed with what's been called "white gold": nitrate deposits that have been historically important. The nitrates found there were key to World War I bombs and battling iodine deficiency, LiveScience reports. But until now, just how the material got there has...

A Gorgeous Time-Lapse Of Chile's Night Sky

Photographer Nicholas Buer spent 12 days looking at the stars in the Atacama Desert. Between the high altitude, the dry, cloudless air and the lack of light pollution, the Atacama Desert of northern Chile boasts some of the greatest views of the night sky on Earth. Show More Summary

Red Bull Wins Battle In The Atacama Desert To Take Dakar Lead

2 years agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Iveco's Gerard De Rooy had been valiantly holding off Andrey Karginov in the Red Bull Kamaz for the entire Dakar Rally until a tire puncture cost him time in Stage 11, allowing the Russians to pull ahead and finally take the overall lead. Read more...

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014 – Tough Weather Traveling

On a stage hand-painted to resemble the NASA maps of the Atacama Desert, blue and earth tones of the same color walked the runway for Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014. Peruvian stripes and exotic furs were big themes, with alpaca, shearling… Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014 – Tough Weather Traveling is a post by Elaine YJ Lee on Selectism.

Seafloor, sea-level, shear zones, subduction, sedimentation, and seismology

Boulder, Colo., USA – Geology adds 19 new articles online, covering locations in China, the Atacama Desert, the Himalaya, Kilauea volcano, Australia, the Mediterranean basin, the Gulf of California, the southern Andes, the Gulf of Cadiz, the northern Red Sea, and offshore Japan. Show More Summary

Travel Contest Alert: Knock the Atacama Desert Off Your Bucket List with LAN

2 years agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

This could be you, standing at the edge of a calm salt lake in the world's driest region: Chile's Atacama Desert. Or perhaps you prefer wine tasting in the vineyards outside Santiago? Or what about glaciers a stone's throw from Antarctica,...Show More Summary

Castro: How to Pack for a Trip to the Chilean Heritage Island of Chiloé

2 years agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

The famous stilt neighborhoods of Chiloe One of the most beautiful things about Chile is the way the climate can vacillate from one extreme to a different extreme with just a change of region. While the Atacama Desert is predictablyShow More Summary

San Pedro de Atacama: Foreign Grocery Friday: The 'Rica-Rica' Herb of the Atacama Desert

2 years agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Show More Summary

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