You won’t believe these inspiring photos of a real alien landscape!

scifiSometimes, it is hard to believe that we actually have little robots rolling around the surface of another world, digging into the dirt and taking photos, a world that is still in the running for having life.

It’s the stuff of science fiction in the real world, and occasionally it’s nice to take a moment to appreciate how remarkable it is to have a presence on an alien world … and how eerily familiar the landscape of that other world can be.

When I decided to share these NASA photos, I was tempted to pass them off as shots of deserts on Earth (only going for a big Shyamalanian reveal at the end). But, no, these are photos of Mars … and you won’t believe how beautiful our little brother planet can be!

Mars-YellowknifeBay
Yellowknife Bay
Santa Maria Crater
Santa Maria Crater
Point Lake Outcrop, Gale Crater
Point Lake Outcrop, Gale Crater
Noctis Labyrinthus
Noctis Labyrinthus (Orbiter photo mosaic)
Mount Sharp
Mount Sharp
Intrepid Crater
Intrepid Crater
Gale Crater
Gale Crater
Endeavor Crater
Endeavor Crater
Curiosity Landing Site
Curiosity Landing Site
Chasma Boreale, the Martian Arctic (Orbiter photo mosaic)
Chasma Boreale, the Martian Arctic (Orbiter photo mosaic)

 

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3 comments

  1. I’m partial to Noctis Labyrinthus, it makes me think of the bottom of the ocean minus the water.

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