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An Oasis in the Desert Near ALMA

31 December, 2009 / Read time: 1 minute

In this one minute video, we can see beautiful images of the Quebrada de Quepiaco, a small stream that emerges in the rainy season, and is fed mainly by groundwater and snowmelt from the mountains.

This small oasis is ephemeral, however, provides shelter to different species of plants and mosses mainly, but you can even see flamingos resting in the area. Undoubtedly a place that nourishes the desert ecosystem.

Credits: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)