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RICHAT STRUCTURE
-OUADÂNE, MAURITANIA
In the midst of the vast, vacant Sahara desert, just outside of Ouadane, Mauritania, lies a 30-mile wide geological oddity known the Richat Structure, or the “Eye of Africa.” From space, this natural curiosity forms a distinct and unmistakable bull’s-eye that once served as a geographical landmark for early astronauts as they passed over the Sahara.
To learn more about what is believed to have caused such an unique formation visit atlas obscura High-res

RICHAT STRUCTURE

-OUADÂNE, MAURITANIA

In the midst of the vast, vacant Sahara desert, just outside of Ouadane, Mauritania, lies a 30-mile wide geological oddity known the Richat Structure, or the “Eye of Africa.” From space, this natural curiosity forms a distinct and unmistakable bull’s-eye that once served as a geographical landmark for early astronauts as they passed over the Sahara.

To learn more about what is believed to have caused such an unique formation visit atlas obscura