Even though water is there, you cant find it to drink it. Although animals thrive, you can not see them. Although you can see plants, you know not how they feed. Welcome to Mars. Or should I say welcome to Death Valley! Spanning enough area to be the principal feature of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve, Death Valley is a wonder to behold. It may seem barren, but if you take a closer look you will find a thriving ecosystem begging to be explored.
The barren landscape of Death Valley, is very reminiscent of Mars. The dry, but not completely rainless climate is similar to conditions on Mars three billion years ago. Other-worldly features like the Badwater salt flat and Ubehebe Crater embody the extreme environments in which scientists seek the building blocks of life on other planets.
So scientists from NASA and universities have flocked to Death Valley for decades, testing equipment and hypotheses bound for rocky spheres beyond Earth. In other words, Death Valley is an ideal planetary analog site – a place on earth that mimics the conditions of places like Mars.
Interestingly, Death Valley is home to the hottest recorded temperature in a day coming in at a scorching 134 degrees F.
It also holds a record of having an entire year without rain in 1929.
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