Richat Structure June 30, 2006Posted by jtintle in Planets, Space Fotos.
Tags: Africa, Earth, LandSat 7, Maur Adrar Desert, Mauritania, Richat Structure, USGS
Landsat 7, USGS
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.