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NASA shares the picture of Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains

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NASA have recently shared the picture of Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains and it has went viral over the social media. It has got millions of likes and comments over the social media sites.

The picture was shared by NASA over instagram, it was really very eye pleasing and that were “formed as a result of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates colliding about 80 million years ago.”

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So as to highlight the different layers of rock and sediment and present a tie-dye appearance, the picture was taken in infrared light. The layers are made up of limestone, sandstone, clay stone, and gypsum.

About the picture NASA has said that , “Let’s take a colourful trip about 440miles (708km) above Earth’s surface via an orbiting satellite, shall we? In this stunning image of southwest Morocco, we see the gorgeous Anti-Atlas Mountains that were formed as a result of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates colliding about 80 million years ago. It was a massive collision that ended up completely destroying the Tethys Ocean.”

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It is said that the picture was taken in infrared light and you can see the picture with naked eyes, which means you no need to have any special types of glasses to see the picture clearly.

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