Altura: 5916m (19410 feet)

Ubicación: -22.83°S / -67.88°W

Frontera Chile con Bolivia

https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/de/licancabur.html

Volcano type: Stratovolcano

 

Primera ascensión: 1884 – Severo Titichoca (CL)

http://www.andeshandbook.org/montanismo/cerro/76/Licancabur

Year first climbed: 1886
First successful climber(s): J. Santdias,

http://www.peakware.com/peaks.html?pk=1199

Significado: Montaña del Pueblo

Glosario de la Lengua Atacameña

Ultima erupción: mas de 10.000 años atras

http://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=355092

Expedición NASA y SETI 2002, 2003 y 2006

  • Objetivo principal: responder las siguientes preguntas:
  • How do the organisms there survive in such a low-oxygen, high-ultraviolet radiation environment?
  • What are the limits of life on Earth? Why does the water at the bottom of the volcano’s
    lake remain liquid when most of the lake’s surface is frozen much of the year?

vida que hay: microrganisms and plankton

testing a two-wheeled Mars mini-rover concept.

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2002/02_109AR.html

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2006/06_78AR.html
Licancabur Crater Lake in Winter

Licancabur Crater Lake in Winter – Copyright