We Spend So Much time Looking Up Sometimes We Miss What Is Down

We Spend So Much time Looking Up Sometimes We Miss What Is Down

Richat structure Mauritania node full image.jpg


As amateur astronomers we have a tendency to gaze upward and wonder. The satellites orbiting above us have the opposite perspective and have a tendency to observe the wonders down here. This image is thought to be an ancient molten dome of rock that uplifted, not a meteor impact. This amazing geological wonder is an easily recognised landmark for astronauts aboard the ISS. It is found in the Sahara desert.


To learn more visit:


http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/05/Richat_structure_Mauritania


Image credit:


JAXA/ESA

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