The American space agency “NASA” shared on Instagram a fantastic photo of the magnificent Anti-Atlas mountains which “formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago. “.
To highlight the different layers of rocks and sediments and present a motley appearance, the photo was taken in infrared light. The layers consist of limestone, sandstone, clay and gypsum.
“Let’s take a colorful trip about 708 km above the Earth’s surface via an orbiting satellite, will you? In this fantastic image of southwestern Morocco, we see the magnificent Anti-Atlas Mountains that formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates around 80 million years ago.
It was a massive collision that ended up completely destroying the Tethys Ocean, ”NASA wrote on its Instagram post accompanying the Anti-Atlas photo.
According to NASA, the photo was taken on November 5, 2007 by the Terra satellite which was the first satellite to form the Earth Observation System (EOS) when it was launched in 1999.