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2010-02-22 09:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 7th Linda Quirk will begin her voyage across Chile's Atacama Desert in an attempt to become the first woman in history to complete the 4 Deserts in under a year.

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2010-02-13 07:45:00

An International group of four professional stargazers are backing Chile's Atacama Desert as the future home to the world's biggest telescope.

2010-02-08 06:40:00

HELSINKI, February 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As of January 2010 Mr. Steffen Mittwich has been appointed as new CEO for Atacama Labs Oy, a Finnish specialty pharmaceutical company, which has developed a unique pneumatic dry granulation method called PDG Technology(TM). Mr.

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2010-01-04 09:22:16

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has passed a key milestone crucial for the high quality images that will be the trademark of this revolutionary new tool for astronomy.

2009-11-30 08:40:00

LIMA, Peru, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Li3 Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LIEG; "Li3 Energy") is pleased to announce it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Puna Lithium Corporation ("Puna").

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2009-11-17 08:30:48

A team of astronomers and engineers at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have made the first interferometric measurements of radio signals — so-called “fringes” — of an astronomical source from the observatory’s 5000-meter “high site” of Chajnantor.

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2009-09-24 06:30:00

The ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) astronomical observatory took another step forward and upward, as one of its state-of-the-art antennas was carried for the first time to Chile's 16,500-foot-high plateau of Chajnantor on the back of a giant, custom-built transporter.

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2009-05-06 14:49:58

Scientists and engineers working on the world's largest ground-based astronomical project, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), have achieved another milestone — the successful linking of two ALMA astronomical antennas, synchronized with a precision of one millionth of a millionth of a second — to observe the planet Mars.

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2009-03-25 13:00:00

Europe is sending its first home-built receiver to the largest radio telescope array ever constructed, nestled in its permanent home in Chile.

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2009-03-04 08:50:20

Gases rising from deep within the Earth are fueling the world's highest-known microbial ecosystems, which have been detected near the rim of the 19,850-foot-high Socompa volcano in the Andes by a University of Colorado at Boulder research team.


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

La Silla Observatory -- La Silla is a 2400-m mountain, bordering the southern extremity of the Atacama desert in Chile. It is located about 160 Km north of La Serena. Its geographical coordinates are: Latitude 29 15' south & Longitude 70 44' west. Originally known as Cinchado, the mountain was renamed La Silla (the saddle) after its shape. It rises quite isolated and remote from any artificial light and dust sources (astronomy's worst enemies). La Silla was the first ESO...

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