02/11/2011 08:41 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Earth's Alien Landscapes (PHOTOS)

The globetrotting gang over at Lonely Planet strapped into their imaginary Buck Rodgers rocket ships and took off only to land right in their own backyard.

Normally that would be embarrassing, but it appears good ole planet Earth still has a few otherworldly surprises up her sleeve as is evidenced by the out-of-this-world landscapes pictured below.