Atacama Desert 2 (IMAGE) Scientific Reports Caption Picture taken at one of the sites inspected in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert. Note the Petri plates with different growing media placed on top of the soil surface. Credit Dr. Armando Azua-Bustos Usage Restrictions Please include credit when using this image. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.