Richat Structure: The Eye of Africa Satellite picture of the Richat Structure. Image credit: Stuart Rankin Pin It

Richat Structure: The Eye of Africa

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Richat Structure (or The Eye of Africa) is one of the coolest geologic formations in the world and is located in the Sahara desert near Ouadane, west–central Mauritania. Richat Structure in Mauritania also known as the Eye of the Sahara has a diameter of 50 kilometers. The feature is so big that NASA has used Richat Structure as a global landmark.

The origin of this perfectly circular shaped body has been heavily debated by geologists. Hypothesizes as meteor impacts and volcano hot plumes have been widely discussed. However, today most scientists agree on the structure is a deeply eroded geologic dome forced by circular anticline folding which occurred for over 100 millions years ago.

You can learn more about the geologic formation and origin of the Richat Structure (The Eye of Africa) by watching the video below.

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The Eye of Africa Pics

Richat Structure Mauritania

Panorama of the Richat Structure in Mauritania.

Oudane Richat Structure

Richat Structure is a circle feature located in Oudane, Mauritania.

Geology Richat Structure

The geological formation of Richat Structure in the Maur Adrar Desert in the African country of Mauritania.

Richat Structure Sahara

The Richat Structure, a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of Mauritania near Ouadane.

Satellite Richat Structure

Close View of Richat Structure in Sahara Desert.

Eye of the Sahara

The Richat Structure is also called The Eye of Sahara.

Mauritania blue eye

Mauritania and the Richat Structure from air.

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Mauritania Eye of Africa

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