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University of California - Santa Barbara

Microscopic Images of Grains of Melted Quartz

Caption: These are microscopic images of grains of melted quartz from the YDB cosmic impact layer at Abu Hureyra, Syria, showing evidence of burst bubbles and flow textures that resulted from the melting and boiling of rock at very high temperatures. (Light microscope image at left; SEM image at right.)

Credit: UCSB

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