SciTech Daily, a web portal that offers science and technology coverage and analysis, has published a picture of the Libyan Desert, taken by an External High-Definition Camera (EHDC) on the International Space Station (ISS), saying it resembles Mars.

The website said that the Libyan Desert, part of the larger Sahara Desert, is often cited as a Mars analogue, an area of Earth that has similar features to the Red Planet.

“It is the most arid part of the Sahara, and mostly uninhabited. The featured landscape is a mosaic of windswept dunes and darker sandstone plateaus making up the Fezzan region of Libya,” it added.