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The "Eye of the Sahara"

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The Richat Structure, also known as the “Eye of the Sahara,” is a prominent circular feature in the S
 

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July 25 · Issue #325 · View online
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The Richat Structure, also known as the “Eye of the Sahara,” is a prominent circular feature in the Sahara Desert of west-central Mauritania. Measuring 30 miles (50 km) in diameter, the structure was originally thought to have been formed by the impact of an asteroid; however, it is now known to be an eroded structural dome of layered sedimentary rocks.
21°07'26.4"N, 11°24'07.2"W

Source imagery: Axelspace

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