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McCartys Lava Flow, New Mexico
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McCartys Lava Flow, New Mexico
New Mexico, United States
April 2000
These lava flows in New Mexico stretch nearly 31 miles (50 kilometers), making them among the longest in the world. Here, vegetation appears in red, and lava is black. Only about 3,000 years old, these flows are some of the youngest such features in North America.
Courtesy National Air and Space Museum
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