IMPs Reveal Volcanoes Erupted 'Recently' on the Moon

October 14, 2014 11:07 AM

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IMPs Reveal Volcanoes Erupted 'Recently' on the Moon

When you think of volcanic activity across the solar system you probably picture some of Earth’s many volcanoes, as well as those covering Jupiter’s moon Io, the enormous (but very extinct) volcanoes of Mars, and perhaps even the ice volcanoes that are thought to exist on Saturn’s moon Titan.

But there was a time early in the solar system’s history when lava poured from volcanic vents on many other worlds as well, such as the innermost planet Mercury and even our own moon.

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