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High fiving the giant hand in the desert  

High fiving the giant hand in the desert

La Luna in La Serena

April 12th 2006
We travelled up to coastal La Serena from Santiago and managed to check out the Mamalluca Observatorio with a late night tour. I saw Saturn with its rings and Jupiter with its moons, plus tons of constellations which are not observable in the Northern Hemisphere. I also learnt that OrionĀ“s left shoulder is the dying red star Betelguese. Chile is particularly good for observing stars and in this a ... read more
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Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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