(PHOTO) Mysterious geologic structure seen from space

(PHOTO) Mysterious geologic structure seen from space

Nouakchott : Mauritania | Mar 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM PDT
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Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers (centre) waves as he walks before boarding the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft

Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers snapped this astonishing photo of a rock formation in Mauritania, popularly known as Richat structure from the International Space Station. He shot the spellbound image while the space station flew over the Sahara Desert on the Atlantic Coast of West Africa, reported the Yahoo News.

Continuous erosions of various rock layers result the ring-like sprawling structure. According to European Space Agency, the photo was captured by using a Nikon D2Xs camera on March 7.

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(PHOTOS) Mysterious geologic structure seen from space
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Pijush Mitra is based in Kolkata, Bangla, India, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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