Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces Release of IntelliCAD 11.0
The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) announces the release of...
NEW SXblue SMART GNSS Smart Antenna
SXblue SMART, the newest addition to the GNSS smart...
Geospatial Analytics Market Size Worth USD 134.23 Billion in 2028
Rising use of AI and ML in geospatial analytics,...
Spire Global Announces Space Services Deal to Scale Constellation for HANCOM inSPACE with Second Satellite
VIENNA, Va.- Spire Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPIR) (“Spire” or “the...
MAXAR AWARDED GEOXO SPACECRAFT PHASE A STUDY CONTRACT FOR NOAA’S NEXT-GENERATION WEATHER MONITORING SATELLITES
WESTMINSTER, Colo. - Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), provider of...
The Eye of the Sahara image is a mosaic of four different Landsat 8 scenes that show the geologic feature in false color. By blending visible and infrared wavelengths (bands), scientists can enhance the visibility of the various rock layers in contrast to the surrounding sand (yellow to white).

The Eye of the Sahara image is a mosaic of four different Landsat 8 scenes that show the geologic feature in false color. By blending visible and infrared wavelengths (bands), scientists can enhance the visibility of the various rock layers in contrast to the surrounding sand (yellow to white).

Located near the western edge of the Sahara Desert, the Eye of the Sahara is a feature that resembles a large eye when viewed from space. Also known as the Richat Structure or Guelb er Richat, the Eye is a symmetrical dome of eroded sedimentary and volcanic rock.

The outermost rings measure approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) across. Persistent northeasterly winds keep much of the dome free from sand, exposing the various layers of rock. The circular feature was initially interpreted to be an asteroid impact structure, but most scientists have now concluded that it was caused by geologic uplift.

Comments are closed.