Scientists make amazing 'fairy circle' finding

April 12, 2015 3:23 PM

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The Namibian desert is home to what are called "fairy circles": strange formations of grassless earth surrounded by grass. Almost perfect circles, they're the subject of local myths, the BBC reports.

Researchers still don't know what causes them, but new findings could help them figure it out—even as the phenomenon becomes increasingly weird. Experts have discovered that the circles' layout matches that of skin cells, a press release reports.

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