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Τα θαύματα της φύσης: Άνθισε η πιο ξερή έρημος του κόσμου (pics)

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Η έρημος Atacama στην Χιλή, γνωστή και ως η πιο ξερή έρημος του κόσμου, αυτή τη στιγμή βιώνει ένα πραγματικά συναρπαστικό φαινόμενο.

Chilean biologist Jonathan Garcia searches for rock samples to analyse them in Yungay, Atacama desert, some 80 kilometres south of Antofagasta, Chile on March 7, 2017.  Yungay Atacama's desert zone is one of the most arids on the planet, and also one of the most similiar areas to Mars. Scientists believe some ways of life that have developed there could hide the secrets of evolution and survival on other planets, since these microorganisms have adapted to extreme life conditions such as water scarcity, strong solar radiation and almost no presence of nutrients. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BERNETTI        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Έπειτα από μία απρόσμενη μπόρα στην περιοχή, χιλιάδες λουλούδια άνθισαν πάνω στην έρημο και προκάλεσαν μια πανέμορφη εικόνα.

A photographer takes pictures of flowers blooming in the Huasco region on the Atacama desert, some 600 km north of Santiago, on August 26,2017. A gigantic mantle of multicolored flowers covers the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world. In years of very heavy seasonal rains a natural phenomenon known as the Desert in Bloom occurs, making the seeds of some 200 desert plants to germinate suddenly some two months after the precipitations. / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Το κλίμα στην έρημο Atacama είναι τόσο ξηρό, που οι επιστήμονες την χρησιμοποιούν ως δείκτη για να εξετάσουν τις συνθήκες επιβίωσης που θα μπορούσαν να υπάρχουν στον Άρη, όπως αναφέρει το Reuters.

Flowers bloom in the Atacama desert in the Copiapo region, some 800 km north of Santiago, on August 28, 2017. A gigantic mantle of multicolored flowers covers the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world. In years of very heavy seasonal rains a natural phenomenon known as the Desert in Bloom occurs, making the seeds of some 200 desert plants to germinate suddenly some two months after the precipitations. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BERNETTI        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images) 3b7739a1e55194332f2b9cbf8bc5e3b6-1200x600