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American Geosciences Institute

Scientists Examining Icelandic Basalt Pillars

Caption: Clusters of moss-covered, two-meter-tall basalt pillars in Iceland's Skaelingar Valley remain from the Laki lava flow of 1783.

Credit: Tracy Gregg

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