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This article, from the NASA Earth Observatory, describes the formation in 1963 of the new island, Surtsey, off the southern coast of Iceland, and includes a striking satellite image. The site explains the overall geography of the small island and describes how NASA has been monitoring its erosion patterns using satellites.

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    • Grade 6
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    Informal Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905112012156T,Higher Education,Middle School,NSDL,converging plate,Iceland,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Geoscience,plate boundary,Other Sciences,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Seafloor spreading,Volcano,Mid Altantic Ridge

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