Photos by @babaktafreshi and @nasa / Mars on Earth. It's incredible how some landscapes on Earth resemble the surface of our neighboring planet. I made this panorama of Chile’s Atacama Desert as the rising moon gently shone on this extremely dry environment. Swipe to compare this with a recent 360 panorama from the red planet, as seen by @nasa  rover Perseverance, which landed in February. This site was once an ancient lake 3.5 billion years ago, when Mars had a thicker atmosphere and was perhaps habitable. For more astronomy and space stories follow me @babaktafreshi .

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