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Compton/Belkovich Thorium Anomaly
Compton/Belkovich Thorium Anomaly (click to enlarge)
 
 

Compton/Belkovich Thorium Anomaly

This is a relatively large region with extremely high thorium concentrations on the Moon s farside. This thorium hotspot is particularly unusual because it is completely isolated, alone on the farside of the Moon, far from the nearest maria.

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