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Silica-Rich Domes And Caldera

Originally published July 26, 2011 LPOD-Jul26-11.jpg
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
Update
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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