Richat Structure

Earth As Art image Richat Structure

Detailed Description

The so-called Richat Structure is a geological formation in the Maur Adrar Desert in the African country of Mauritania. Although it resembles an impact crater, the Richat Structure formed when a volcanic dome hardened and gradually eroded, exposing the onion-like layers of rock.

  • Collection: Earth as Art
  • Source: Landsat 7
  • Scale: 1.7 miles (2.8km)
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Image Dimensions: 7904 x 8512

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Location Taken: US