The Valley of Planets: Earth's Own 'Alien Landscape' in Libya 

 May 31st, 2024

Team LTG

Prepare to be transported to another world!  The Valley of the Planets in Libya boasts a surreal landscape that feels like stepping onto another planet.

Nestled in the heart of the Libyan Desert, this valley is a hidden gem known for its unique geological formations.


The valley is scattered with enormous, spherical rocks that resemble planets, hence the name. 

Planet-Like Spheres

These rock formations average around 10 meters (33 feet) in diameter, making them truly impressive.

How Big Are They?

Scientists believe these spheres formed over millions of years through mineral precipitation and weathering processes.

How Did They Form?

The stark landscape, devoid of vegetation and water, enhances the otherworldly feel.

Mars on Earth?

The Valley of the Planets remains a relatively undiscovered gem, offering adventurous travelers a unique and out-of-the-world experience.

A Hidden Treasure

Efforts are underway to protect this delicate ecosystem from the potential damage of tourism.

Preserving the Wonder

The Valley of Planets reminds us that Earth is full of undiscovered wonders, some right in our cosmic backyard.