Apollo 9 photo of the Afar Triangle, Djibouti

Apollo 9 photo of the Afar Triangle, Djibouti

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Apollo 9 photograph of the Afar Triangle in Djibouti, East Africa. This area is where three of the great rift systems of the Earth's crust meet, and it is thought to be a continuation of the Red Sea's emerging floor. The linear ridges seen in the photo at upper left are fault scarps. The black patches are lava flows and the white areas are salt lakes. The inlet of water at bottom right is the Gulf of Tadjoura, part of the Gulf of Aden.

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Keywords: afar triangle, continent, continental drift, continents, djibouti, ethiopia, geology, gulf of aden, gulf of tadjoura, movement, moving, plate tectonics, rift system, somalia

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