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Fireballs spotted above Chile defy explanation

October 5th, 2019

When we Earthlings spot something tearing through the sky in a blaze of glory, there’s almost always a totally reasonable explanation. More often than not, tiny chunks of space rock are the culprit, and when they slam into Earth’s atmosphere the friction is enough to set them ablaze. A recent fireball sighting in Chile is …

An iconic Chilean desert is bursting with color

October 29th, 2015

A Chilean desert is ablaze in purple, bright pink and white, courtesy of wild flowers that bloomed following deadly floods in the South American country. The floods in March killed as many as 28 people and sparked widespread mudslides. But within weeks, the normally barren landscape of the Atacama desert was transformed into a carpet …