Mountain range in Africa floating on lava, defies traditional theory

January 3, 2014 9:14 PM

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The mountains are sitting atop a layer of molten rock that flows beneath the region's lithosphere, perhaps all the way from the volcanic Canary Islands just off northwestern Africa, researchers at the University of Southern California said.

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