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Earth's longest fossil rift-valley system

The origins of the Gamburtsev mountain range, which is hidden beneath Antarctic ice, are a long-standing mystery. Detailed geophysical data from the area form the basis of a comprehensive model that solves the mystery. See Letter p.388

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Figure 1: The largest rift-valley systems.

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