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10 Photos - Mars or is it New Mexico?

Since various news outlets and the good folks at NASA are always comparing Mars to New Mexico, take a look a these 10 photos and see if you can tell New Mexico from the planet Mars.

Answers are listed at the bottom.



Cover Photo: An overlook from the rim of Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area, located in San Juan County, New Mexico, between Chaco Canyon and the De-Na-Zin Wilderness (photo via Light Train Productions).

1. Mars.

2. City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico (photo via Drew Skau).

3. Union County, New Mexico (photo via The AARoads Blog).

4. Mars' Mount Sharp, a 3-mile tall peak raising out of the Gale Crater.

5. The "Rocknest" site on Mars.

6. An aerial view of Shiprock, New Mexico (photo via Paul Logsdon).

7. Hebes Chasma, a strange 196-mile scar that sits almost in the middle of the Martian equator on the edge of the Valles Marineris canyon.

8. The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in San Juan County, New Mexico.

9. The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (photo via The Bureau of Land Management).

10. The "Yellowknife Bay" area of the Gale Crater on Mars.