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Recent Geologic Activity on Earth's Moon

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A new study finds the surface of the moon may be more active than previously thought. Scientist Peter Schultz along with other researchers recently proposed unusual features on the moon's surface resulted from eruptions of gas from deep within the moon. Evidence suggests this activity occurred as recently as 10 million years ago.

While that might seem like distant past in human terms, the NASA missions to the moon in the 1970's detected radon gas releases. These findings combined suggest the moon may be more geologically complex than traditionally believed.

The study was published in the science journal Nature.

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