Atacama Desert, Chile (IMAGE) Geological Society of America Caption This is an image of Chile's Atacama Desert captured via the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite on 28 Oct. 2001. See related article by Teresa Jordan and colleagues. Credit NASA, USGS Usage Restrictions NASA, USGS 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.