July 26, 2011
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?
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°!
Clementine Atlas Plates 15 & 16
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