Top Ten Geological Wonders of the World

Geology is the science of solid Earth and the rocks of which it is composed. Far from being the science of stuffy old men in classrooms, Geology can be one of the most exciting subjects to study at university. Students of Geology will have plenty of opportunities to travel around the UK, Europe and possibly even further afield.

Field trips will never be boring, and if there's one thing you can almost guarantee with a Geology degree, it's that you'll get to visit some stunningly beautiful parts of the world. Click through to see our Top Ten Geological Wonders of the World, and find out why they say Geology rocks.

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10. The Eye of the Sahara

It's easy to see why the Richat Structure is more commonly known as the Eye of the Sahara. In a largely featureless desert, this 40km wide geological marvel appears to be gazing into space from the middle of the Sahara. This huge inverted dome was initially thought to be the result of an asteroid hitting Earth. Evidence for this theory was lacking and it is now widely argued to be the result of erosion, with the rocks most resistant to erosion forming the ridges of the Eye. One thing is for sure, however, and that is that the Eye of the Sahara is truly deserving of a place on our Top 10 Geological Wonders of the World.