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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 10.8 Recently erupted basaltic lava on the island of Hawaii. Molten basalt typically erupts at very high temperatures, flows easily, and cools rapidly into an extrusive igneous rock.

What features besides the red color indicate the part of the flow that was added most recently?

To determine

The features besides the red color indicate the part of the flow that was added most recently.

Explanation

Igneous rocks form when the molten rock material cools and solidifies. The molten rock materials beneath the Earth’s surface is called magma and the molten rock materials that erupted out from the volcanic vent is called lava.

Figure 10.8 shows recently erupted basaltic lava on the island of Hawaii...

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