What the Heck Is This?

This looks a lot like the scene in the desert near my Arizona home, but there is something missing. Not going to say what, but that's a big clue.

Can you guess where on Earth this is? Or isn't? You should be warm by now, and if you were there, you'd be very cold.

Enough with the riddles. See the answer below…

It's a view of Mars, from Mars. What's missing, of course, is any sign of life. The photo was beamed to Earth from NASA's Opportunity rover this week. After almost three years, the rover reached this scene at the edge of the giant Endeavour crater.

Image Credit: NASA

Robert Roy Britt

Robert is an independent health and science journalist and writer based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a former editor-in-chief of Live Science with over 20 years of experience as a reporter and editor. He has worked on websites such as Space.com and Tom's Guide, and is a contributor on Medium, covering how we age and how to optimize the mind and body through time. He has a journalism degree from Humboldt State University in California.