Stargazing in Chile’s Atacama Desert—G Adventures

Stargazing in Chile’s Atacama Desert: G Adventures — September 2016.

The Atacama’s remoteness and arid desert atmosphere make it one of the best places on Earth to see the galaxy above.

Despite the sliver of land it occupies, the narrowest country in the world is a country of wild contrast. While great glaciers scrape the base of snow-capped volcanoes in the southern Patagonia region, the northernmost point of Chile is home to the driest desert in the world. The Atacama Desert lies along the base of the Andes mountain range at the borders of Bolivia and Argentina, presenting a geography that is almost like another planet.

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