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Signs of Surprisingly Recent Volcanic Activity in Tycho

Tycho crater's central peaks may have evidence of recent volcanism (NASA Goddard/University of Arizona)

A team of researchers at India’s Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) claims it has found evidence of relatively recent volcanic activity on the Moon, using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Chadrayaan-1 spacecraft. According to the findings the central peak of Tycho crater contains features that are volcanic in origin, indicating that the Moon was geologically active during the crater’s formation a “mere” 110 million years ago.

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on April 14, 2012, in The Moon and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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