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Volcano found on the Moon’s farside
watts up with that? ^ | July 25, 2011 | News Staff

Posted on 07/25/2011 8:49:24 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Posted on by News Staff

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/carousel/ngeo1212-f1.jpghttp://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/carousel/ngeo1212-f4.jpg

Non-mare silicic volcanism on the lunar farside at Compton–Belkovich

Bradley L. Jolliff,Sandra A. Wiseman,Samuel J. Lawrence,Thanh N. Tran,Mark S. Robinson,Hiroyuki Sato,B. Ray Hawke,Frank Scholten,Jürgen Oberst,Harald Hiesinger, Carolyn H. van der Bogert,Benjamin T. Greenhagen,Timothy D. Glotch& David A. Paige Nature Geoscience (2011) doi:10.1038/ngeo1212

Abstract

Non-basaltic volcanism is rare on the Moon. The best known examples occur on the lunar nearside in the compositionally evolved Procellarum KREEP terrane. However, there is an isolated thorium-rich area—the Compton–Belkovich thorium anomaly—on the lunar farside for which the origin is enigmatic.


(Excerpt) Read more at wattsupwiththat.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; geology; lunarsurface; moon; thorium; volcanism

1 posted on 07/25/2011 8:49:34 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; Fred Nerks

fyi


2 posted on 07/25/2011 8:51:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Cool. Then, when it is time, we will have lots of Thorium for reactors on the moon. WTF would the EPA do with that???


3 posted on 07/25/2011 8:51:43 PM PDT by dadgum (Overjoyed to be a Pariah)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh my God, it’s full of stars...


4 posted on 07/25/2011 8:52:10 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thorium rich...raw material...


5 posted on 07/25/2011 8:56:40 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; KevinDavis; SunkenCiv

I thought the moon was supposed to be dead. I heard it was also hollow too. How is this possible?


6 posted on 07/25/2011 8:59:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: dadgum

Forget about putting men on Mars...The moon has resources...


7 posted on 07/25/2011 9:01:40 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Too bad we’re no closer to landing there than when the landing was faked in a Hollywood studio 40 years ago.


8 posted on 07/25/2011 9:08:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Volcano found on the Moon’s farside”

Would that be the Dark Side of the Moon?


9 posted on 07/25/2011 9:08:49 PM PDT by PROSOUTH ( Deo Vindice "God Will Vindicate")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Okay. So the moon has a boil on its’ backside. We can’t do anything about it except photograph it (we aren’t going back to the moon thanks to Obama, Holdren and Bolden).

We’ve got a bigger boil on the backside of American society, and its name is Barack Obama. Hope it gets lanced on Nov. 6, 2012. Now that is a problem that we can do something about.


10 posted on 07/25/2011 9:10:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: GeronL

It’s a refueling station for the mothership.


11 posted on 07/25/2011 9:10:50 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: PROSOUTH
Would that be the Dark Side of the Moon?

Could be. Depends on where the Moon is in its orbit when you're talking about the volcano.

12 posted on 07/25/2011 9:18:18 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: GeronL

“I heard it was also hollow too. How is this possible?”

Where else would all that green cheese be stored?


13 posted on 07/25/2011 9:22:08 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono

14 posted on 07/25/2011 9:25:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Moon inhabitants, the Moonies!


15 posted on 07/25/2011 9:26:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: smokingfrog
ooooooohhhhhhh.... the mothership!!


16 posted on 07/25/2011 9:27:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: PROSOUTH

There is no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact it’s all dark.


17 posted on 07/25/2011 9:33:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Lunar warming?


18 posted on 07/25/2011 9:37:07 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: PROSOUTH
Would that be the Dark Side of the Moon?


19 posted on 07/25/2011 9:46:10 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: PROSOUTH
Would that be the Dark Side of the Moon?

There is no permanent dark side of the Moon. Only a near side and a far side. The far side gets illuminated by the Sun during the New Moon phase (when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun once per Month).

20 posted on 07/25/2011 9:47:14 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: GeronL
I thought the moon was supposed to be dead. I heard it was also hollow too.

They're referring to a long dead volcano.

21 posted on 07/25/2011 9:48:46 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL; GeronL

It must have been a FR thread where I read they figure the moon has a molten core. So perhaps the entire moon isn’t quite dead yet.


22 posted on 07/25/2011 9:52:44 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: Revolting cat!
Too bad we’re no closer to landing there than when the landing was faked in a Hollywood studio 40 years ago.

Apparently you live in a state where drugs are legal.

23 posted on 07/25/2011 9:54:21 PM PDT by mtg
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To: ETL; GeronL

Here’s the thread from earlier this year on “Moon has molten core....”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2653683/posts


24 posted on 07/25/2011 9:55:14 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: GeronL

I thought the moon was supposed to be dead. I heard it was also hollow too. How is this possible?

to me it mean that at least at one time the moon had a hot core and was a planet as Sumerian mythology claim, how did they know? A MYSTERY


25 posted on 07/25/2011 9:55:42 PM PDT by munin ( So, which of these winners called the cops and generated public costs?)
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To: ETL

ok!


26 posted on 07/25/2011 9:56:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: 21twelve; munin

2112- thanks

munin- I’ll have to ask Sunkenciv about that Sumerian thing


27 posted on 07/25/2011 9:58:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: mtg

What does that have to do with the documented fake moon landing, I dunno. Believe MSM much?


28 posted on 07/25/2011 9:59:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: GeronL

Welcome. I was wondering how come all the other planets have cool names for their moons - and we just have “the moon”.


29 posted on 07/25/2011 10:09:19 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: 21twelve

We can also call it Luna or Selene I guess, those are actual names for it too I think.


30 posted on 07/25/2011 10:10:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Of course it does.
It was designed that way.
The Earth is our birthplace, but the cosmos is our destiny.


31 posted on 07/25/2011 10:24:00 PM PDT by dadgum (Overjoyed to be a Pariah)
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To: Revolting cat!
Too bad we’re no closer to landing there than when the landing was faked in a Hollywood studio 40 years ago

I do not know what you are smoking, but it is high quality weed. :)

32 posted on 07/25/2011 10:26:28 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: cpdiii

This guy, whom I think I recognized, told me he had smoked some fine quality Moroccan hash with Neil (Armstrong) while shooting the fake moon landing in Burbank.


33 posted on 07/25/2011 10:32:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: smokingfrog
It’s a refueling station for the mothership.

Or an RV dump....

34 posted on 07/26/2011 12:36:22 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 21twelve
Thanks. I had never seen that. Pretty major discovery.

Here's the story from NASA itself...


An artist's rendering of the lunar core as identified in new findings by a NASA-led research team. (NASA/MSFC/Renee Weber)

State-of-the-art seismological techniques applied to Apollo-era data suggest our moon has a core similar to Earth's.

Uncovering details about the lunar core is critical for developing accurate models of the moon's formation. The data sheds light on the evolution of a lunar dynamo -- a natural process by which our moon may have generated and maintained its own strong magnetic field.

The team's findings suggest the moon possesses a solid, iron-rich inner core with a radius of nearly 150 miles and a fluid, primarily liquid-iron outer core with a radius of roughly 205 miles. Where it differs from Earth is a partially molten boundary layer around the core estimated to have a radius of nearly 300 miles. The research indicates the core contains a small percentage of light elements such as sulfur, echoing new seismology research on Earth that suggests the presence of light elements -- such as sulfur and oxygen -- in a layer around our own core.

The researchers used extensive data gathered during the Apollo-era moon missions. The Apollo Passive Seismic Experiment consisted of four seismometers deployed between 1969 and 1972, which recorded continuous lunar seismic activity until late-1977. ..."

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/features/lunar_core.html

35 posted on 07/26/2011 3:03:52 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Revolting cat!

Well, gee, as long as it comes from such an impeccable source, I’m convinced.


36 posted on 07/26/2011 3:11:23 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; GeronL

Thanks!

Unique volcanic complex discovered on Moon’s far side
Washington University in St. Louis | July 24, 2011 | Diana Lutz
Posted on 07/25/2011 9:34:11 AM PDT by decimon
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2753599/posts


37 posted on 07/26/2011 3:33:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

A second topic about this, thanks Ernest, and thanks GeronL for the additional ping.


38 posted on 07/26/2011 3:34:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Super Laser is cooling down...


39 posted on 07/26/2011 5:52:47 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: 21twelve
So perhaps the entire moon isn’t quite dead yet.

It's just pining for the fjords then?

40 posted on 07/26/2011 6:23:40 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Revolting cat!
What does that have to do with the documented fake moon landing, I dunno. Believe MSM much?

I am very wary about what the MSM reports. Actually, I never watch the news on TV (except for Fox News once in a while) nor do get the newspaper.

Is it possible you believe 9/11 was also filmed in Hollywood, or maybe you're one of those who believe Pres. Bush planned the whole thing.

41 posted on 07/26/2011 7:35:11 AM PDT by mtg
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To: GeronL; 21twelve; munin
I’ll have to ask Sunkenciv about that Sumerian thing

And you'll get an earful of disbelief. I know this first hand.

42 posted on 07/26/2011 8:02:41 AM PDT by numberonepal (Palin/West 2012)
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To: Revolting cat!
We did really land on the moon, however; the Shuttle was faked:
43 posted on 07/26/2011 10:52:02 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Interesting.


44 posted on 07/26/2011 11:12:49 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom

So perhaps the entire moon isn’t quite dead yet.

It’s just pining for the fjords then?

Who’s doing the fiddly bits?


45 posted on 07/29/2011 6:22:28 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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