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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl6466

Note the white faces on the rock in the right center of the image. This apparently once continuous tube-like lava flow appears to have been pulled apart as this rift formed. Ocular proof of plate tectonics in action. A mini-version of the fit between Africa and South America.

Image ID: expl6466, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2011 July 17
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Galapagos Rift Expedition 2011

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