La Silla in the desert

The La Silla observatory, visible on the distant summit, is locate in a semi-desert region 100km North of the La Serena city. While this area is very dry most of the year, a few days of rain are sufficient for the scarce plants to develop. They will blossom, and soon after return to their dry, dead-looking state.

Credit:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

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Id:esopia-la_silla-1000172
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
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Name:Atacama Desert
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface
• X - La Silla

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