Places in the US that look like alien planets

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Antelope Canyon, AZ - This slot canyon exists on Navajo land in Arizona, not on a planet other than Earth.

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Antelope Canyon, AZ - It was created by erosion of sandstone by water, hence its flowing shapes.

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Antelope Canyon, AZ - It’s become a popular tourist destination, given its beautiful appearance and highly photogenic hues.

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Apostle Islands, WI - In Lake Superior, you can find 22 islands called the Apostle Islands.

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Apostle Islands, WI - You can find sea caves on the shores of these islands, which can look a little like they might belong on another planet.

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Apostle Islands, WI - In the winter, the shoreline can look especially alien, with icicles and frozen waterfalls in the caves and rocky coast.

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Badlands National Park, SD - These miles and miles of jagged, rocky peaks sure are something, and that something doesn’t exactly scream “earthly.”

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Badlands National Park, SD - The landscape was created by erosion, which continues to do its thing, shrinking the rocky forms bit by bit.

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Badlands National Park, SD - You’ll have to check this place out before it… or you… disappear.

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Haleakala Crater, HI - Maui’s Haleakala is a sight to behold, with a landscape of cinder cones and a massive crater backfilled by lava flows, not to mention killer sunsets.

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Haleakala Crater, HI - Adding to the alien appearance are clouds that sometimes hover over the terrain.

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Haleakala Crater, HI - The volcano isn’t exactly done erupting, so you might want to check it out while it’s still dormant.

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Painted Dunes, CA - Who painted these dunes in different hues? Not aliens. The artists behind these bad boys are earthly volcanoes in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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Painted Dunes, CA - These dunes are actually pumice fields formed from volcanic ash.

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Painted Dunes, CA - The ash oxidized and turned into vivid colors because it fell onto a bed of hot lava, creating this bizarre and beautiful landscape.'

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The Wave, AZ - You can find The Wave in Arizona’s Coyote Buttes ravine, though you’d be forgiven if you thought you could find it somewhere in outer space.

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The Wave, AZ - The Wave is made of sandstone structures, curved and undulating, with dunes and stripes of color.

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The Wave, AZ - The geological formation began to form 90 million years ago. No big deal.

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