Fluffy white clouds with a pebbly texture

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Earth-like clouds on Mars reveal a striking similarity between the planets

So different, and yet so alike.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response

MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Science Photo Library/Getty Images

Earth and Mars are drastically different worlds.

But some features on the Red Planet look a lot like the ones we’re familiar with at home.

Take the clouds, for example.

During storms at the Martian north pole, dust clouds will sometimes form the same shapes as water clouds on Earth.

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