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Tilted basalt column

Tilted basalt column

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DR JUERG ALEAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR JUERG ALEAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Hexagonal basalt columns east of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, southern Iceland. One column has tilted after being exposed and separated from the others by erosion. Basalt columns form when lava solidifies and contracts causes a polygonal joint pattern.

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