Moon may still be molten outer core

November 14, 2011 10:25

Analysis of new images of a curious "hot spot" on the Moon showed that this small volcanic province created by the upwelling of silicic magma. The unusual location of the region and an amazing composition of lava may be the key to the thermal history of the moon.

This area is characterized by high concentration of thorium. It is located between the large ancient impact craters Compton and Belkovich. In 1998, it found a gamma spectrometer space probe Lunar Prospector. The official name of the region — Thorium anomaly Compton — Belkovich.

The location of

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