Richat Structure in Mauritania

Richat Structure in Mauritania
Image: DLR

The Richat Structure in Mauritania. Through volcanic activity, sediment layers from the primeval ocean were pushed to the surface in the Maur Adrar Desert. Saharan winds eroded these over time, transforming the different layers of hard rock intrusions into concentric rings and dips. The distinctive formation is a landmark for astronauts.

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