Strange, isn’t it, that Ayer’s Rock, the world’s most famous monolith, should jump up out of the desert floor right in the center of this vast, flat continent? I mean right smack dab in the geographic center of the continent.
Oh, pardon me. It’s not called Ayer’s Rock anymore. It’s now called Uluru, it’s original aboriginal name.
Whatever you call it, it’s huge: 1141 feet high, 2.2 miles long, 1.2 miles wide, and it covers 1.3 square miles. But most amazing, it’s like an ice burg. That is, most of it is beneath the surface. They know the rock extends a couple miles below the surface, but they don’t really know how far.
We love this rock.