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Back to the Future in San Juan

In the province of San Juan, the Moon Valley allows us to look at the planet's past.

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The idea of time travel is always captivating. Fortunately, there are places that give us an experience quite similar to that, some almost literal. In the province of San Juan, the Moon Valley allows us to look at the planet's past directly; more specifically to the triassic period.The Ischigualasto Provincial Park — such is its official name — is a protected area of 275,369 hectares that protects an important paleontological reserve. It is the only place in the world where the triassic period can be perfectly differentiated in a complete and orderly way. Experts estimate that the geological formations found there are between 200 and 250 million years.The Valley of the Moon keeps memories of those times: millions of years later, the different movements and shocks of tectonic plates exposed those valleys that had been covered by thousands of meters of meters of Younger rock, to tell us the story of what happened on Earth back then. While it is a space for science, it is open for tourists from all over the world to visit it accompanied by a guide who is responsible for explaining every particularity of this wonderful world that was stopped in time.

Publication Date: 09/10/2018

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