The Most Unexpectedly Arid Destination: Unveiling the Surprising Driest Place on Earth

The Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the driest places on Earth, with some areas not seeing rain for 401 years. However, Antarctica is actually the driest continent overall. The Dry Valleys in Antarctica, which haven't had rain for around 2 million years, are used by NASA as an analog for Mars. Despite the extreme conditions, life has been found there, giving hope for the discovery of ancient life on the Red Planet.

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