Atacama Desert: "In San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the heart of the world's driest desert, fine boutique hotels offer excursions to Inca ruins, astronomical observatories, hot springs and much more.
Mano del Desierto (Hand of the desert) Roca Hornos - Atacama Desert - Chile; an hand protruding out of the sand. Mano de Desierto is a work of the Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal, built in the early
Southern Milky Way above Mars-like red sands of Atacama Desert. The location is inside Yungay, the driest, and most sterile place on Earth. There is virtually no life on the surface of this region of Chile. The night sky from here is simply amazing.
Friday, April The Milky Way’s central region glows above the New Technology Telescope (NTT) at ESO's La Silla Observatory, sitting at 7900 feet meters) above sea level on the outskirts of the Chilean Atacama Desert. - Credit: ESO/B.