NASA finds evidence of ‘recent’ volcanic activity on the Moon

October 14, 2014 6:24 PM

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New data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) suggests recent volcanic activity on the surface of the moon. Some lunar eruptions were as recent as 33 million years ago. Now 33 million years may not sound very “recent” to us but on a geologic time scale it’s like it happened just last week.

That is a clear departure from the widely believed view that the moon’s volcanoes went cold quite a while back — between 1 and 1.5 billion years ago.

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