Unlocking Secrets of the Sands: Scientists Determine Age of Massive Earth Dune

Chris Lawson March 22, 2024

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Discovering Lala Lallia: A Star Dune's Ancient Tale

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in determining the age of one of Earth's most captivating natural wonders – the star dune. These magnificent formations, known for their pyramid-like shapes and towering heights, have long fascinated explorers and researchers alike. Found in various corners of Africa, Asia, and North America, these enigmatic dunes have remained shrouded in mystery, until now.

Among these awe-inspiring formations is Lala Lallia, a star dune nestled in the Erg Chebbi sand sea of south-east Morocco. Named after its indigenous Amazigh moniker, meaning "highest sacred point," Lala Lallia stands as a testament to the forces of nature. Stretching 100 meters in height and 700 meters in width, with sprawling radiating arms, this majestic dune has captured the imagination of scientists seeking to unravel its secrets.

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