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15 of the most remote places on Earth

By: Angela Nelson on March 2, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Truelove Lowlands on Devon Island, Baffin Bay, Canada

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Devon Island

Not a people person? Head to Devon Island in Canada's Nunavut Territory, the largest uninhabited island on the planet with a landscape so cold, rocky and isolated that scientists have spent two decades there pretending it's Mars.

Discover Magazine reports: "Since 1997, Pascal Lee, planetary scientist at the Mars Institute and the SETI Institute, and director of the Haughton-Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Center, has led missions every summer from a small research station there to prepare people and design technologies for a trip to the Red Planet. Researchers have tested robots, spacesuits, drills and other tools that would aid future Mars explorers."

While not as remote as Easter Island, you'll still be fairly far from civilization. The nearest population is 229 people 50 miles away, according to Travel and Leisure.