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X-rays illuminate the interior of the Moon

Unlike Earth, the Moon has no active volcanoes. This is surprising as liquid magma is believed to exist deep inside the Moon. Scientists have now found that this hot, molten rock could actually be so dense that it is too heavy to rise to the surface. For this experiment, microscopic reproductions of moon rock were put at the extremely high pressures and temperatures found inside the Moon and their densities measured with powerful X-rays.
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Still hot inside the Moon: Tidal heating in the deepest part of the lunar mantle

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 weeks ago)

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Cassini spots potential ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon Titan

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found possible ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon Titan that are similar in shape to those on Earth that spew molten rock. Topography and surface composition data have enabled scientists to make the best ca... Read Post

X-rays illuminate the interior of the Moon

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

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