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Carried away by this "awesome fascination geology gives us", specializing in science blogger Javier Peláez suggests we do a journey in search of what could be the 7 wonders of the Earth's geological. Peláez clarifies that this is "a very personal list, not necessarily coincide" with the user preferences, and sends the invitation to complete and improve it in the comments. Do not miss the photos.

Eye of the Sahara (Richat Structure)

Eye of the Sahara (Richat Structure)


It is found in Mauritania and is one of the most desired panoramic astronauts traveling into space. It has a diameter of 50 kilometers and initially was thought to have been caused by the impact of a meteorite, but recent studies have shown that it is a curious fold of the earth's crust that has been eroded over millions of years .

The stone forest (Madagascar)

The stone forest (Madagascar)


The Malagasy known as Tsingy, an expression that comes in handy and it means "where you can not walk barefoot" ... You can imagine why. Quite a sharpening stone forest erosion by frequent rains that are wearing the soft limestone rock and modeling authentic stone knives. Flickr / Graham King ...

Fly Geiser (USA)

Fly Geiser (USA)


It is in the Black Rock Desert arid state of Nevada, and yes, the first time I saw it, I also thought it was the perfect setting for a science fiction movie. Although it has become a tourist attraction, this geyser is in the private grounds of a rancher, Jaksick Todd, who does not like making visits has risen around and canceled numerous hurdles preventing the passage. Flickr / Peter Nay

Jostedalsbreen Glacier (Norway)

Jostedalsbreen Glacier (Norway)


The beautiful Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier in continental Europe there is located in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway and covers an area of ​​480 square miles. I've chosen for two reasons. The first and most obvious, to stop and contemplate the amazing range of blue and white polar offered, and the second, far more sad, because unfortunately the experts did not predict a bright future in the next 25 years, given the continuous meltwater been suffering in recent decades.

Mount Erebus (Antarctica)

Mount Erebus (Antarctica)


Mount Erebus, Antarctica is the southernmost volcano of fire and ice planet uniting in one place full of frost fumaroles. A mythical door to hell in Southern heart and also offers stunning views from space.

The Seven Giants of the Urals (Russia)


The Seven Giants of the Urals (Russia)


About Man-Pupu-Hill Nyor or gods exist many beautiful legends that tell how they came to form these towering titans arising from cold Russian steppes. However, geologists have long found that these large lumps of stone are, once again, the result of the slow and erosion over time.

The Challenger Deep (Mariana Islands)

The Challenger Deep (Mariana Islands)


Unknown to all mankind, except for two intrepid men: Jacques Picard and Don Walsh, the only humans who have gotten so deep down in history (11 kilometers). His incredible adventure in 1960, has not been able to repeat and only they know what it feels like to touch the seabed chasm Challenger.

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