On Earth there is a place similar to Mars. See for yourself

Devon is the largest uninhabited island in the world. Because of its climate and landscape features it is the most similar to Mars, and therefore attracts the attention of many researchers of space. Fortunately, to look at the neighborhood “unearthly” place without leaving home — the territory was visited by the Google Street View team, and took detailed panoramic shots. In the process of photographing the researchers understand how the colonists will have to plan the study, and what they should be prepared.

Марс на Земле

Google Street View project on Devon island was controlled by the employee named Kate Minianka. In her opinion, this area is most similar to the one that will become the residence of the first colonists of Mars. Every morning the team had to get together and carefully plan the day ahead: who remained in the camp, who rode on the first, and so on. Most likely, the same will have to do and the first visitors to the red planet.

To shoot panoramic photos gone a whole week. The list of attractions of the island entered the impact crater Houghton with a diameter of 20 kilometers, the Canyon of the astronaut, which is similar to V-shaped valleys on Mars and lake Breccia hills.

Every stone, hill and canyon able to tell a story. For example, the Breccia hills are filled with broken cones and rocks created by a meteor impact millions of years ago.

Katja Minianka, project Manager

The team made a video about how to carry out the development of a new area in Google Street View. As you can see, the team had a lot of transport, and they even managed to walk around in a special suit. See the panoramic views of “earth-Mars” on a special page of the map service.

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