The world’s largest telescope, located at an elevation of 5000 meters above sea level in Chile’s Atacama Desert, will be able to see wavelengths of light that are invisible to humans and produce images that are ten times sharper than Hubble. Its name is ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array).
Hospital buildings might be built to withstand an earthquake but sometimes internal damage and infrastructure problems (electricity, telephone, water, sewage) can hamper their ability to provide full services at a time of intense need. Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, documents her experience observing public hospitals in Chile in the aftermath of a M8.8 earthquake.
Science on MSNBC.com has an article that explains some of the impacts of the 2010 Magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck off the cost of Chile. The earthquake made significant changes to the intertidal environment.
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