Domes on the Moon? You Bet!

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An unaltered image from Clems UV-Vis camera. There is some doubt in my mind as to whether these domes are volcanic in nature. These would appear to be caused by some other mechanism. Like frost heaving. Where did the water come from? Well, that's another story.

The Support Data

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SPACECRAFT_CLOCK_STOP_COUNT  = "N/A"
PRODUCT_CREATION_TIME        = 1995-01-11T18:35:35
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INSTRUMENT_ID     = "UVVIS"
FILTER_NAME       = "E"
CENTER_FILTER_WAVELENGTH = 1000 <nm>
BANDWIDTH         = 30 <nm>
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MCP_GAIN_MODE_ID  = "N/A"
OFFSET_MODE_ID    = "3"
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CRYOCOOLER_DURATION = "N/A"
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/*** USED TO SPECIFY OBSERVATIONAL GEOMETRY. LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE ***/
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