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Faults

Detailed Description

When landmasses collide, rock layers can break. Geologists call these breaks "faults." Rock layers are offset in this image in western China, making the faults remarkably clear. The different colors indicate rocks that formed at different times and in different environments.

  • Collection: Earth as Art 4
  • Source: Landsat 8
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Public Domain.