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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl6444

Aspect of image makes it difficult to say whether this is a vertical spire or a horizontal spur of volcanic rock jutting into a crevice. The texture of the rock surface indicates that it is lying horizontally and that it is composed of frozen lava.

Image ID: expl6444, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2011 July 16
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Galapagos Rift Expedition 2011

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