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The Richat Structure - The Eye of The Earth

The Richat Structure, Oudane, Mauritania, is not really a “structure” per se, but a huge circular formation (50 km in diameter - 30 miles) that somewhat resembles a human eye when looked upon from space. Originally thought to be a crater, this volcanic dome is most likely a product of erosion, an ancient geological artifact in the middle of featureless Maur Adrar desert, in Africa’s Western Sahara. The earliest space missions used it as a landmark, the adventurous 4x4 enthusiasts today consider it to be their playground, and scientists are still debating its origin.

The Google Maps coordinates are 21.124217, -11.395569 - If you unzoom, you can distinctly see the eye:

Read more at http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/09/richat-structure-eye-of-earth_12.html#gLt5qVoliXM2ubRi.99 

Tagged: #richat structure #eye of the earth #weird nature

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