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The closest to Mars you can get without leaving the planet.
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Five days. Fifty hidden wonders. A thousand miles.
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The Tatacoa Desert
Unparalleled stargazing, one of Colombia's best observatories, and a swimming pool can all be found in the middle of this ancient tropical forest.
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Inyo County, California
Millions of years of oxidation make a drive down this winding Death Valley road surprisingly colorful.
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Timanfaya National Park
Visit a surreal landscape so otherworldly NASA actually used it to train the Apollo 17 crew.
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Think you have a tough job? Try carrying 200 kilos through a cloud of sulfur down the side of a volcano
Haughton Impact Crater
The closest thing to Mars on Earth
Fire meets ice at the southernmost volcano on Earth
Koyashskoe Salt Lake
The saltiest lake in all of Crimea is also the pinkest of the pink and teeming with life
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100 Wonders: Blood Falls
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July 23, 2015
Qurnat As Sawda, Lebanon
Qurnat As Sawda
Lebanon's highest point offers expansive views, martian terrains, and eerie ski lifts
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Nature's Time Capsules: A Guide to the World's Pitch Lakes
January 05, 2015
Oymyakonsky District, Russia
The villagers of the coldest inhabited place on Earth adjust to unique challenges presented by day-to-day living
A collision of human error and natural geothermal pressure created this rainbow-colored geologic wonder
Lane County, Oregon
Dee Wright Observatory
While it is not equipped to peer into outer space this observatory looks like it was built on the moon
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Extraterrestrial Analogues: Seven Places That Really Are Like Being on the Moon and Mars
November 08, 2013
Minbu, Myanmar (Burma)
Minbu Mud Volcanoes
These muddy eruptions are less deadly than actual volcanoes but also more holy
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