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An otherworldly desert in Jordan has doubled as distant planets in movies like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Martian’ — after seeing it myself, I can tell you it’s just as breathtaking in person

Wadi Rum, a desert valley in Jordan, has played the part of Mars and distant planets in countless movies, including “The Martian,” “Star Wars: Rogue One,” “Prometheus,” and Red Planet.” The reddish hue of the sand combined with the massive granite rock faces and sandstone mesas makes for an otherworldly […]
An otherworldly desert in Jordan has doubled as distant planets in movies like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Martian’ — after seeing it myself, I can tell you it’s just as breathtaking in person