by Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 29 January 2014

If men really are from Mars (and women from Venus), they had some pretty impressive surroundings before populating Earth. Spirit & Opportunity: 10 Years Roving Across Mars is an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., showcasing 50 hand-selected images of the exploration of Mars.

The two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have traveled more than 4.8 miles and 23.6 miles respectively, taking hundreds of thousands of images of the planet to help us learn more about Mars. In this collection of pics you’ll find incredible landscapes (that look just like Earth!), beautiful color and stunning sunsets. Sadly, no martians made it into this photographic collection.

Via Slate