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Test Your Perspective By Guessing If These 15 Things Are Close Up Or Far Away

Sometimes the surface of a planet can look a lot like Swiss cheese tbh.

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  1. 1.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's oil paints.

    Image credit: Getty Images

  2. 2.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the surface of Mars.

    A carbon dioxide ice cap covers the surface in the southern hemisphere of Mars, but in the summer some of that ice is turned into gas by the heat of the sun, creating this "Swiss cheese" landscape. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

  3. 3.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a tangerine.

    Image credit: Getty Images

  4. 4.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's an ancient river valley on the surface of Mars.

    Each small ripple in the image is 10 metres apart. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

  5. 5.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fish scales.

    Image credit: Getty Images

  6. 6.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a close up of blue agate.

    Image credit: Getty Images

  7. 7.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Lake MacKay in Australia, seen from a satellite.

    It's a salt lake on the borders of Western Australia and Northern Territory. Image credit: ESA

  8. 8.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's sandstone.

    Image credit: Getty Images

  9. 9.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the bark of an olive tree.

    Image credit: Getty Images

  10. 10.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a plankton bloom in the Barents Sea.

    It was taken by the Sentinel-2A satellite. Image Credit: ESA

  11. 11.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a satellite image of a type of cloud called an "actinoform".

    Image credit: NASA/NOAA

  12. 12.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Ryder glacier in Greenland.

    Image credit: ESA

  13. 13.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a map of Jupiter's south pole, made from images taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

    Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

  14. 14.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a close up of some agate again.

    Image credit: Getty Images

  15. 15.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    CLOSE UP
    Correct
    Incorrect
    FAR AWAY
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a close up of a peacock feather.

    Image credit: Getty Images

Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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