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Moon’s Orientale Basin Formed By Lunar Impact And Contained 200-Miles Sea Of Molten Rock

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An ocean of molten rock covered the entire lunar surface during the early part of the Moon’s history. Over millions of years, that magma ocean cooled, differentiating to form the crust and mantle. …

Moon’s Orientale Basin Formed By Lunar Impact And Contained 200-Mile Sea Of Molten Rock

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An ocean of molten rock covered the entire lunar surface during the early part of the Moon’s history. Over millions of years, that magma ocean cooled, differentiating to form the crust and mantle. …

Moon impact left sea of molten rock 6 miles deep

BROWN (US) — Early in the Moon’s history, an ocean of molten rock covered its entire surface. But that wasn’t the last time the Moon’s surface melted on a massive scale.A new analysis of data from NASA’s Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) s…

Lunar impacts created seas of molten rock

The impact that formed the Moon’s Orientale basin created a sea of melted rock 220 miles across and 6 miles deep, according to a new analysis. Similar seas of impact melt were probably present in at least 30 other large impact sites. Rocks formed as th…

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