The landscape of the remote island of Socotra looks so foreign that it could almost pass as an alien planet. Its native flora is so rare and unique that the island looks like something out of a science-fiction movie. But Socotra is very real, and is home to over 1,000 unique species of fauna and 825  rare species of flora , including varieties of plants that have been on earth for over 20 million years.

Socotra is part of an archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean about 250 km (155 miles) off the coast of Somalia and 340km (210 miles) from Yemen. It is one of the most isolated landforms on Earth that was once part of a continent, having split from the supercontinent of Gondwana over 6 million years ago.

“This has given evolution plenty of time to chart its own course without any influence from most common species found on continental land masses,” reports ViralForest . “It’s the closest thing you’ll get to a real look at how life might evolve on an Alien world similar to our own.”

The landscape of the remote island of Socotra looks so foreign that it could almost pass as an alien planet. Its native flora is so rare and unique that the island looks like something out of a science-fiction movie. But Socotra is very real, and is home to over 1,000 unique species of fauna and 825  rare species of flora , including varieties of plants that have been on earth for over 20 million years.

Socotra is part of an archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean about 250 km (155 miles) off the coast of Somalia and 340km (210 miles) from Yemen. It is one of the most isolated landforms on Earth that was once part of a continent, having split from the supercontinent of Gondwana over 6 million years ago.

“This has given evolution plenty of time to chart its own course without any influence from most common species found on continental land masses,” reports ViralForest . “It’s the closest thing you’ll get to a real look at how life might evolve on an Alien world similar to our own.”

The island of Socotra is part of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so isolated that a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. Notable are the dragon’s blood trees that look like flying saucers perched on trunks.

Adenium socotranum are trees that look like elephants’ legs with pink flowers on top. Birds such as the Socotra starling, Socotra sunbird, and Socotra grosbeak are found nowhere else on Earth. Bats are the island’s only native mammal.

In 2010 a Russian archaeological team discovered the ruins of a city on Socotra dating to the second century. The island is also held by some to be the location of the original Garden of Eden, due to its isolation, biological diversity, and the fact that it is located on the edge of Yemen ’s Gulf of Aden, which many connect with the ancient Sumerian tales of a paradise called Dilmun.

The landscape of the remote island of Socotra looks so foreign that it could almost pass as an alien planet. Its native flora is so rare and unique that the island looks like something out of a science-fiction movie. But Socotra is very real, and is home to over 1,000 unique species of fauna and 825  rare species of flora , including varieties of plants that have been on earth for over 20 million years.

Socotra is part of an archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean about 250 km (155 miles) off the coast of Somalia and 340km (210 miles) from Yemen. It is one of the most isolated landforms on Earth that was once part of a continent, having split from the supercontinent of Gondwana over 6 million years ago.

“This has given evolution plenty of time to chart its own course without any influence from most common species found on continental land masses,” reports ViralForest . “It’s the closest thing you’ll get to a real look at how life might evolve on an Alien world similar to our own.”

The island of Socotra is part of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so isolated that a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. Notable are the dragon’s blood trees that look like flying saucers perched on trunks.

Adenium socotranum are trees that look like elephants’ legs with pink flowers on top. Birds such as the Socotra starling, Socotra sunbird, and Socotra grosbeak are found nowhere else on Earth. Bats are the island’s only native mammal.

In 2010 a Russian archaeological team discovered the ruins of a city on Socotra dating to the second century. The island is also held by some to be the location of the original Garden of Eden, due to its isolation, biological diversity, and the fact that it is located on the edge of Yemen ’s Gulf of Aden, which many connect with the ancient Sumerian tales of a paradise called Dilmun.

This article contains unmarked spoilers, players new to the game would want to avoid or be cautious toward this article.

Alien Arches are large constructs of the Precursor Race . They resemble large gateways and have a green, semi-transparent portal within. The Prawn Suit and the Seamoth have the ability to enter Alien Arches.

The Slave Alien Arches do not have pedestals, and their corresponding Master Alien Arches must be activated before these gates can be used.

Alien island of Socotra has trees which date. - Metro


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