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IMPs in Lamont


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Maurice J. S. Collins
Time of observation
18/09/2017 - 08:12
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Irregular Mare Patches (IMPs) from LRO in Lamont. Quickmap view Lat 4.52N, Long 22.83E

IMPs are pothole like features most likely due to collapse of a patch of foamy lava. They look recent, but are most likely very ancient because the surface doesn't retain impact craters well.

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