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Old 02-26-2015, 08:34 AM   #11
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Default Re: Space: Desert Planets

Originally Posted by Flyndaran View Post
Deserts are defined as getting fewer than 10 inches of rainfall a year, I believe. I feel people here define it as hot and dry.
The problem is that truly dry regions on earth like the heart of the Atacama, where rain hasn't fallen for centuries, there is zero life, not even lichen or native bacteria.
If you want a true desert planet with water based life, then you need to throw realism out the window entirely.
How did we get from "less than 250 mm" to "zero"?
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