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What the Heck Is This?

I don't expect anyone to get this one. But go ahead, take a stab.

Hint: The photo was taken from orbit. Sometimes that's informs a good guess, but I doubt so this time.

It is theAurora-Bodie volcanic field in Nevada, and it includes a series of small lava flows and cinder cones that were created between 15 million and 100,000 years ago.

The eruptions produced thick and bulbous flows in an area that's largely barren.

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The Aurora-Bodie volcanic field in Nevada includes a series of small lava flows that range in age from about 100,000 years (late Pleistocene) to more than 15 million years old. (Image credit: Digital Globe’s Worldview-2 satellite, NASA)
Robert Roy Britt
Rob was a writer and editor at starting in 1999. He served as managing editor of Live Science at its launch in 2004. He is now Chief Content Officer overseeing media properties for the sites’ parent company, Purch. Prior to joining the company, Rob was an editor at The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, and in 1998 he was founder and editor of the science news website ExploreZone. He has a journalism degree from Humboldt State University in California.