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The Impact of Desert Research on Global Science

RESEARCH IN DESERTS CONTRIBUTES TO SPACE EXPLORATION

FINDINGS IN DESERTS SHED LIGHT ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF ANIMALS, PEOPLE AND EARTH

DESERT BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CONTRIBUTES TO SEVERAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Though remote, isolated and of harsh climatic conditions, deserts attract scientists of every discipline. Most of them carry out scientific research on deserts, but some perform scientific research in deserts, capitalizing on some desert attributes that make the research there more productive than if carried out elsewhere. Both research on deserts, striving to generate knowledge of this specific environment, and research in deserts, which makes use of this environment for increasing general knowledge, have made an impact on global science. This is because both types of research carried out in deserts benefit from the desert's clean atmosphere, sparse human settlements, dry climate, sparse vegetation cover, and often thin soil cover - features that contribute to good preservation conditions, visibility, and high detectability of scientifically-relevant objects and phenomena.

 
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