Lunar activity from recent gas release

  title={Lunar activity from recent gas release},
  author={P. Schultz and M. Staid and C. Pieters},
  • P. Schultz, M. Staid, C. Pieters
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Samples of material returned from the Moon have established that widespread lunar volcanism ceased about 3.2 Gyr ago. Crater statistics and degradation models indicate that last-gasp eruptions of thin basalt flows continued until less than 1.0 Gyr ago, but the Moon is now considered to be unaffected by internal processes today, other than weak tidally driven moonquakes and young fault systems. It is therefore widely assumed that only impact craters have reshaped the lunar landscape over the… CONTINUE READING
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