Think you can tell the red planet from our own? Answers below!
“This is the plan. Get your ass to Mars, and go to the Hilton Hotel and flash the fake Brubaker I.D. at the front desk, that’s all there is to it.” –Hauser, Total Recall
From a distance, Earth and Mars are nothing alike. The water-rich, life-filled world that we call home looks nothing like the frozen, desert wastelands of the red planet. But the following ten images might prove to you that telling these two worlds apart is harder than you might imagine. Can you tell the difference?
1.) Rugged, rocky terrain. Mars or Earth?
2.) Dry, sandy valleys. Mars or Earth?
3.) Sloping red rock, with erosion. Mars or Earth?
4.) Rocky outcrop over a cold, sandy valley. Mars or Earth?
5.) Mountainous dune field. Mars or Earth?
6.) Mountain vista. Mars or Earth?
7.) Satellite photo of a volcano. Mars or Earth?
8.) Hematite spheres. Mars or Earth?
9.) A rocky, hilly valley. Mars or Earth?
10.) Sand dunes on the surface. Mars or Earth?
10.) Mars. It’s the only one that wasn’t Earth.
With election day behind us and a new president-elect, millions of Earth denizens don’t want to live on this planet anymore. While we might not be able to make it to Mars, there are plenty of places on Earth just like it. Good luck!
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