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Least earth-like place

  The Danakil Depression with an annual temperature higher than 50°C, the Naika Mine with a maximum temperature of 58°C, Wadi Rum, known as the “Moon Valley”, and the Atacama Desert, known as the “dry pole” of the world …they are the most unearthly places on earth, but they are so beautiful.
  Maybe you have been to many places in the world, and the ordinary landscape has no sense of mystery to you. But the earth is so big, there is no shortage of beauty and wonder. This article will introduce to you the five places that are least like the earth, let’s experience the uncanny craftsmanship of nature together.
  Danakil Depression The
   Danakil Depression is located in the northern part of the Afar Triangle of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa, spanning Ethiopia and Eritrea, mainly in the Afar State of Ethiopia, and is one of the hottest places in the world. It is 110 meters below sea level, and the annual temperature is higher than 50°C. The whole area is being torn apart and sinking at a rate of 1 to 2 centimeters per year.
   In the early 20th century, a series of new volcanic activities created the volcanic landforms of the Darolla region in the Danakil Depression. Large and small volcanic hotspots, ground fissures, hot springs and steam springs are all over the place, and the yellow sulfur, red iron oxide and white salt crystals brought out by the lava gushing out of the ground give it a colorful color.
  Scientists say that this “hell” place is a good simulation site for Mars.
  The Naica Mine at 58°C The
   Naica Mine is located deep underground in the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico and is famous for its unique crystals. It is also the largest crystal cave in the world. The cave is filled with magnificent luminous giant stone pillars, as high as pine trees, all translucent gold and silver, crystal shapes amazing.
   The largest crystal ever found in the mine is 12 meters long, 4 meters in diameter and weighs 55 tons. The maximum temperature at the bottom of the mine is 58°C and the relative humidity is 100%. In this hot and humid environment, human activities will be life-threatening for more than 10 minutes. It is necessary to wear high-tech protective clothing with cooling function to enter the cave.
  
  wadi rum
   Wadi Rum is Jordan’s most spectacular desert landscape, barely touched by any human force. The red sand and oddly shaped rock formations look strange and alien. Therefore, it has a nice name – “Moon Valley”, which is as quiet and silent as the surface of the moon.
   The Wadi Rum desert is vast and endless, as vast as a temple. This is one of the closest places on Earth to Mars. It is precisely because of this that this is the filming location of the movie “The Martian”.
  Atacama Desert The
   Atacama Desert is located at the junction of Peru, Bolivia and Chile. It is one of the driest places on earth. In the Atacama Desert, nature’s uncanny craftsmanship has created a fascinating landscape. The vast saline-alkali land and the eternal snow volcano look unique from a distance.
   There are two theories about why the Atacama Desert is called the “dry pole”: the first is that it has been said that there has been no rain for nearly 400 years; the second theory has been more confirmed, that is, the Atacama Desert Located in the west of the Andes, the warm and humid air is blocked by the towering peaks, and the moisture in the air is taken away. The degree of drought can be imagined.
   Due to too little rainfall, many parts of Chile’s Atacama region are as desolate as Mars.
  Svalbard
   Svalbard is located between the Norwegian mainland and the Arctic Pole, and is known for its gorgeous aurora.
  Since 2003, scientists have used it as a test site for Mars technology. The severe cold, exposed rock, permafrost and volcanic geological conditions of Svalbard are very similar to the geographical environment on Mars, just like the poles of Mars and its equatorial crater.
   Because it is located in the Arctic Circle, there are 84 to 128 days of polar night in winter and 99 to 141 days of polar day in summer. 60% of the territory of the archipelago is covered by glaciers, another 30% is wasteland, and the remaining 10% is covered by vegetation.
   Svalbard is one of the habitable regions closest to the Arctic, with a total area of ​​about 62,000 square kilometers and about 3,000 inhabitants. The white and moving polar scenery and diverse polar creatures are the reasons that attract tourists here.
  Uyuni Salt Flat The largest salt flat in the
   world is the Uyuni Salt Flat in Bolivia, South America. It is 150 kilometers long and 130 kilometers wide, with a total area of ​​9065 square kilometers. The climate here is dry, and only a small amount of precipitation occurs from December to January of the next year. The lake flows into the salt marsh to form a large and shallow lake, known as the “mirror of the sky”.
   The color and structure of each lake here are different, showing brick red, green, turquoise, silver gray and so on according to the minerals contained in the salt. It was not ice that shone brightly in front of my eyes, but salt. In the endless white world, people can feel the purity and beauty of paradise.
   Although the salt content is extremely high, there are many rare animals and plants, such as cacti that have grown for thousands of years, rare hummingbirds, and large groups of flamingos.

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