Eye of Africa Kalb arRiszat

May 28, 2018 Travels

Eye of Africa Kalb arRiszat

Since man made his first flight into space on April 12, 1961, we know more and more not only about other planets, but also about Earth itself. If it weren’t for the extraterrestrial travels, we probably wouldn’t have seen what’s in the Sahara….
… namely a circular geological formation that is perfectly visible from space. Because of its shape, it is called the Eye of Africa. The whole structure has a diameter of about 50 km and is located at an altitude of 400-450 m above sea level. It is located about 25km northeast of the city of Vadan in Mauritania. Initially it was believed that this crater was formed as a result of a meteorite strike in ancient times. However, research has refuted this thesis, and scientists have shown that it is a future volcano. As you can see, our planet delights and amazes all the time, until you are afraid to think how much we do not yet know about it.