News Burner Photo Of The Day: Mars (Not Quite)

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If you have this burning desire to go to Mars but can’t find a flight, check out the Atacama desert in northern Chile. Travel agents call it the driest place in the world and with it’s┬ásand surface and its red rock terrain you kind of feel like you are visiting the red planet itself.

The big difference between the Valle De La Luna and the real Mars is you can breathe. Mars has no oxygen and no gravity so it might be tough getting around. The rock formation pictured above is within the confines of the Valle de La Luna, which when translated to English means Valley of the Moon.

For more on the driest place on the planet, check out our friends at [Extremescience]

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Scott St. John

About Scott St. John

I have worked in the media for over 30 years as a Producer,director, cameraman,photographer and in publicity. I have worked for the four major television networks and for over 20 different cable networks. From American Idol to the Today Show to HBO Documentaries to the Academy Awards, I have been fortunate to work at the highest professional level in television. As a photographer, my work has been published or seen online in magazines such as Maxim, Stuff, Us weekly, InTouch,Gotham, Shock, OK magazine and more. My work has taken me to the four corners of the world from Africa to South America to Europe to Japan. It's been a great run and I am happy to be on board with the News Burner team.

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