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Atlas Mountains Profile

Caption: This is a profile depicting the height and depth of the Atlas Mountains. The blue bars indicate the boundary between the crust and the superhot rock below, about 15 km shallower than predicted by previous models.

Credit: Figure 2 from the Geology paper, courtesy of Meghan Miller and Thorsten Becker

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