Atacama Desert, Chile
The Atacama Desert in Chile is located to the west of the Andes mountains and covers a total area of 1000 kilometers. It is the dries deserts in the world, not counting the polar regions. Some weather stations that are situated in the Atacama desert have never received a drop of rain in several decades. According to scientific evidence, in many places of this desert it never rained since 1570—the desert seen the last drop of water during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Most of the desert is covered with sand, rocks, salty lakes and lava, but there are several oases. Scientists say that the Atacama desert is in many ways similar to the surface of Mars. That’s why it was used as a location for filming many Mars scenes in different movies and even to test Mars rovers.