The wettest desert does not get more than 10 inches of rain a year.
A variety of plant and animal species live there, thanks to their power to adapt to the harsh environment. Camels, for example, are able to store large quantities of water in their humps.
Animals like rattlesnakes and scorpions spend most of the day underground but come out at night to eat and hunt.
Spade foot toads spend 9 months of the year underground.
Deserts often get their names like "Death Valley" or "The place from where there is no return" because of their extreme conditions.