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Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« on: October 13, 2014, 03:34:40 am »
LRO Found Loads of Semi Fresh Volcanoes on the Moon!

They are 500 Metres or Less across so not Visible from earth!

from www.Spaceweather.com

Look up at the Moon. The surface of Earth's satellite never seems to change. Indeed, planetary scientists have long thought that lunar volcanism came to an abrupt end about a billion

years ago, and little has changed since.

On Oct. 12th, NASA announced evidence to the contrary. A camera onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has found signs of eruptions that

occurred no more than 100 million years ago:



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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 07:30:18 am »
Great image BP, pity they didn't supply the co-ordinates so we can explore the area.

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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2014, 01:27:25 pm »
Here's the paper (paywalled). Some of the images look very familiar from our notched cavities thread.

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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 02:37:15 pm »
Thanks Jules - I found a list of references in the article you mentioned which has a list of co-ordinates so we can do some searching - see Evidence for basaltic volcanism on the Moon within the past 100 million years

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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2014, 02:53:03 pm »
An image found at the first set of co-ordinates from the reference document from the previous posting:


Lat 8.335 Long 19.071
by zooite, on Flickr

A zoomed-in shot:


Lat 8.335 Long 19.071 - zoomed
by zooite, on Flickr
« Last Edit: October 13, 2014, 09:25:15 pm by Geoff »

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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014, 07:31:06 am »
Images from Cauchy-5 (number 3 on the list):


Lat 7.169 Long 37.592
by zooite, on Flickr

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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2014, 07:41:16 am »
Image from Maskelyne (number 4 on the list):


Lat 4.330 Long 33.750
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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2014, 08:32:10 am »
Image from Nubium (number 5 on the list):


Lat -25.724 Long -27.681
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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2014, 10:55:46 am »
I did get a reply to your request, late last night on Twitter, from Jane M., but it looks like you are OK.

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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2014, 11:34:26 am »
I did get a reply to your request, late last night on Twitter, from Jane M., but it looks like you are OK.

Which request?

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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2014, 11:45:31 am »
I did get a reply to your request, late last night on Twitter, from Jane M., but it looks like you are OK.

Which request?

My typo - should have been "my request".

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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2014, 12:51:26 pm »
Image from Ross-E-1 (number 6 on the list):


Lat 14.460 Long 23.547
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Looks rather like a serpent with its mouth open!

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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2014, 03:02:01 pm »
All very Ina-like!

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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2014, 04:17:05 pm »
Image from Maclear-3 (number 7 on the list):


Lat 9.102 Long 20.298
by zooite, on Flickr

Our friend the Whale!

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Re: Fairly Fresh Lunar Volcanism 100-50 Million Years or younger
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 04:32:11 pm »
Image from Aristarchus North, in the ejecta (number 8 on the list):


Lat 25.044 Long -46.767
by zooite, on Flickr

Best image I could find.