The Quiz: This giant telescope is on the edge of the driest nonpolar desert on Earth. What’s it called?
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Commonly called the driest place in the world, Chile’s Atacama Desert has an average rainfall of about 0.6 inches per year, although some locations receive as little as 0.04 to 0.12 inches a year. High elevation, clear skies, and virtually no light pollution make this an ideal location for La Silla Observatory, one of the largest observatories in the Southern Hemisphere.
The correct answer to this quiz is Atacama.