Michelle Bachelet

Construction of world's largest telescope commences in the middle of Chile's Atacama Desert

Construction of world's largest telescope commences in the middle of Chile's Atacama Desert

The dry atmosphere of the Atacama provides as near perfect observing conditions as it is possible to find on Earth, with some 70 percent of the world's astronomical infrastructure slated to be located in the region by the 2020s. 

May 27, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Three dead, 19 missing as floods hit central Chile

At least three people are dead and 19 others missing after heavy rains struck Chile over the weekend during the country`s usually dry summer months, causing mudslides and water outages in the South American nation.

Feb 27, 2017, 09:19 AM IST