Huge stripes in the Afar Depression of Ethiopia creates ocean form (Photo)

Filed in Animals and Nature, Featured, Weird by on March 14, 2012 0 Comments

Several winters ago, a team of geophysicists from Missouri flew to the eastern edge of Africa, strapped on bulky backpacks and began walking. They were looking for a set of huge stripes in the Tendaho Graben, a place within the Afar Depression of Ethiopia, where Africa’s continental crust is stretching thin and a new ocean will eventually form.

Huge stripes in the Afar Depression of Ethiopia

Image Credit: livescience.com

Huge stripes aren’t visible to the naked eye of scientists, formulate them to use a bit of geological detective work, lots of walking and the hulking magnetometers.

David Bridges, a geophysicist from a Missouri University of Science and Technology said that The Tendaho Graben’s captivating stripes are critical since scientists have documented on land before.

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