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Oman , Wednesday 21 February 2018

Astronauts simulate Martian life by spending a month living in inflatable greenhouses in Oman's desolate Dhofar desert where temperatures can soar to 51°C to prepare humanity ...

The deserts of Dhofar, the largest governorate in the Sultanate of Oman, have a resemblance to various Mars surface ... And where best to field-test equipment and people for the journey to Mars but on some of the planet's most forbidding spots?