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Geoff

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Monday 14th January 2013 - Proclus lava flow
« on: January 14, 2013, 02:38:45 pm »
I was exploring Proclus crater recently and spotted a diamond-shaped flow of lava in the south-western region which is shown below.

Proclus crater is about 28km in diameter and is one of the brightest craters on the Moon, second only to Aristarchus. It has a bright ray system which is asymmetric, probably caused by a shallow-angle impact.


NAC strip: M104211600RC  Overview of lava flow.






Edge of lava flow showing cracks, melt pools and boulder erosion.

‘Incoming!’ LPOD lunar photo of the day, 31 Jan 2006

Has a good overview of the creation of Proclus crater and its asymmetric ray system.


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Re: Monday 14th January 2013 - Proclus lava flow
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 07:41:18 pm »
Interesting impact - lots of cracks and boulder slumps. Could that solidified lava flow be impact melt?

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Re: Monday 14th January 2013 - Proclus lava flow
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 08:54:27 pm »
I'll have to check it out once my eye has stopped twitching from stress.

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Re: Monday 14th January 2013 - Proclus lava flow
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 11:06:53 pm »
Too many NACs or exams?

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Re: Monday 14th January 2013 - Proclus lava flow
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 07:12:52 am »
Had to put on an exhibition for one night only, it went live last night.

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Re: Monday 14th January 2013 - Proclus lava flow
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 12:19:32 pm »
Hope it went well!