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Pulling apart Phaidra Linea

Pulling apart Phaidra Linea

NASA / JPL / Prockter et al 2002 / Linda Martel

Pulling apart Phaidra Linea
Phaidra Linea and other, similar bands on Europa can be reconstructed to reunite geologic features, demonstrating that these kinds of bands are "pull-apart" boundaries, where the surface has fractured, opened up, and new crust formed.

Original image data dated on or about November 6, 1997

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