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Reading Rocks

Reading Rocks

January 28, 2019

A member of the science team on a recent expedition aboard the research vessel Atlantis carefully documented the freshly cut surface of a piece of seafloor basalt. The rock formed during a volcanic eruption on the seafloor and likely contains chemical signatures of the invisible processes that helped shape the seamounts near where it was found. (Photo by Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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