Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Young Volcanics, Nubium IMP


Similar to Sosignes, another large collapse pit with young lava flows on the floor. The relatively paucity of impact craters and steep sides of the flows indicate very recent volcanism. Scientists are now rethinking the internal composition of the Moon – there must be a larger reservoir of radioactive elements generating heat deep in the Moon to keep the volcanic engine running!

Lat: -25.7°
Long: 332.328°
Camera: NAC
Image Width: 1.9 km
Location in exhibit: Major Discoveries
Image ID: M1142616950LR

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