This Mesmerizing Crater Can Only Be Seen From Space, And It’s Sparked A Huge Conspiracy Theory

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Deep within Mauritania, there’s a vast and strange formation of rocks that looks almost like an enormous fossil sunken into the sands. The curious geological phenomenon also bears a marked resemblance to a part of the human body, and this has earned it an appropriate nickname: the Eye of the Sahara. But this unusual dome – officially known as the Richat Structure – is special for more than its appearance. It’s also the center of arguably one of the most divisive conspiracy theories of recent years.