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Scientists solve mystery of whale graveyard in Chile

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:10

Scientists claim to have solved the mystery of an ancient fossilised graveyard of whales discovered about three years ago in Chile.

ESA`s test rover completes exploring Mars-like Atacama Desert

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 00:07

ESA`s test rover has completed its exploration of Chile`s Mars-like Atacama Desert , it has been revealed.

ESA`s test rover exploring Mars-like Atacama Desert

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 13:45

European Space Agency`s test rover, which has been fitted with scientific instruments, has now begun exploring Chile`s Atacama Desert - the driest place on Earth.

NASA tests Mars rover prototype in Atacama Desert

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 15:24

NASA scientists today said they were testing a prototype of a robot the US space agency hopes to send to Mars in 2020 in Chile`s Atacama desert.

Mars film to be shot at ‘Atacama Desert’

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 19:58

The Atacama Desert - one of the harshest landscapes the planet has to offer - has been considered as a location for the filming of a movie about Mars.

Zoe robot heading back to Atacama Desert to search for subsurface life

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 19:14

The autonomous, solar-powered Zoe is returning to the world`s driest desert,Atacama,this month on a NASA astrobiology mission to search for subsurface life.

Bizarre 12 cm-long skeleton baffles scientists and UFO enthusiasts

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 13:04

A bizarre 12-centimetre-long skeleton found in a pouch in a ghost town in the Atacama Desert of Chile ten years ago has confused scientists and UFO enthusiasts.

Giant ‘fog catchers’ providing water to residents in Atacama Desert

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 13:52

Residents in Chile’s Atacama Desert, the driest desert on Earth, are turning to giant `fog catchers` as a possible long-term means of revitalizing the arid area.

`Self-steering` rover tested in `Mars-like` desert

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 12:49

ESA recently tested a self-steering planetary rover, developed by a top engineering team, in Chile`s Mars-like Atacama Desert.

Chile`s Atacama desert to be simulator for Mars mission

Last Updated: Monday, December 27, 2010, 12:50

Scientists are planning to build base in Atacama desert with the aim of simulating space colony.

New video shows emotional trapped Chilean miners

Last Updated: Monday, August 30, 2010, 09:12

In the new video, the men break into tears as they talk about loved ones.