The article talks about the untrained eye, and I’m rather certain that it would be difficult to be more untrained than my eye (or eyes, as the case may be). But still. Shouldn’t it look something like a circle? I mean, sure, those dotted white lines are circular, but if you take them out of the picture, you get something like this (or this).
Please note: I’m not saying that it isn’t a crater, and I’m also not saying that the link I provided is the right place – but it looks pretty similar, and I don’t have anything else to use. If you know the exact coordinates, I’ll use those instead. I am, after all, not very familiar with the Egypt-Libya border, so the fact that I found anything without any coordinates impressed me.
In any case, I’m just not sure I see it. What do you think? It’s like looking at clouds. You can see whatever you want. Take a look at this picture, just to the North and the East of the earlier picture – I could say that a giant Ted Nugent has been playing Cat Scratch Fever in the desert. Doesn’t make it true. You also have to wonder why they used the “Landsat image”, with those funky colors, instead of Google Maps, which looks a lot better.