From: Darryl S. Futrell <futrelds_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:29 2004
What's this about the moon ceasing magmatic activity 3.9 billion years ago?
That's simple not true. I see that claim as merely an extension of the
"tektites are terrestrial" farce. Pyroclastics continue through the
present, as well as an occassional small scale basaltic flow. I invite you
to check out some of the references below if you disagree. They are from a
list of over 50 that I don't have typed into my computer yet.
Chevrel, S. D., et al., 1996, Gruithuisen Domes region: a candidate for a
lunar nonmare volcanism unit. XXVII LPSC, Houston, 215-216, Abstract
that these domes are silicic)
Doel, R. E., 1996, The lunar volcanism controversy. Sky & Telescope 92, #4,
(Kuiper’s verification of Kozyrev’s earlier finding of hydrogen venting on
Greenacre, J. A., 1965, The 1963 Aristarchus events. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.
Hartmann, W. K., and Harris, D. H., 1968, Lunar volcanic eruptions near
Comm. Lunar Planet. Lab., U. of Arizona 7, #121, 161-168.
Kozyrev, N., 1963, Volcanic phenomena on the moon. Nature 198, 979-980
Lawson, S. L., et al., 2001, Preliminary results from the Lunar Prospector
Spectrometer. XXXII (32nd) LPSC, Houston, March 12-16, Abstract (radon,
O’Keefe, J. A., 1976, Tektites and their Origin. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 254
pages 196 to 205 regarding the potential for occasional colossal lunar
Schultz, P. H., et al., 2001, Recent lunar activity: evidence and
XXXII (32nd) LPSC, Houston, March 12-16, Abstract.
Wagner, R. J., et al., 1996, Age relations of geologic units in the
Gruithuisen region of
the moon based on crater size-frequency measurements. XXVII LPSC, Houston,
1367-1368. Abstr. (lava flows may be continuing to the present)
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