July 26, 2011

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Silica-Rich Domes And Caldera

images from Nature Geoscience by way of Space.com

Nearly all lunar volcanic eruptions produced mare basalts that fill nearside basins and the floor of the farside South Pole-Aitken Basin. Very little evidence for volcanism exists in the lunar highlands. Now Brad Jolliff and colleagues have published new information from LRO documenting a likely volcanic landform at the famous Compton-Belkovich L101?

Chuck Wood
The LROC site has an image of the CBVP and a dramatic low Sun image of one of the domes showing that it must have a slope greater than 13°!

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