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Ayers Rock

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Ayers rock is one of the most spectacular landforms in Australia. Also known by its Aboriginal name Uluru, it is located in the Uluṟu - Kata Tjuṯa National Park.

It is said to be the largest rock in the world, rising 1100 feet (335 meters) above the desert sands in Australia's Northern Territory. It is oval in shape, 2.2 miles (3.6 kilometers) long, and 1.6 miles (2 km) wide. Uluru was formed when beds of sandstone were tilted and uplifted, then eroded into this magnificent monolith. It changes color depending on the position of the sun, and is most spectacular at sunset, when the sun's rays turn it a fiery orange or magenta.

While the beds of sandstone are clearly water-laid, geologists are quick to claim that such deposits have accumulated slowly over millions of years based on uniformitarian assumptions. However, the mineral grains making up the sandstone of Ayers Rock are composed of many different sizes, and are jagged rather than rounded, indicating the beds were deposited catastrophically.

Related References

  • Raging Water - is a documentary that presents evidence that Uluru was formed rapidly and recently in torrential flooding.


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