Does the Moon really have volcanoes?

Yes, the Moon has some volcanoes, but scientists classify them as “dead” volcanoes because they have not erupted for millions, perhaps billions, of years. In fact, studies based on rocks collected from the Moon’s surface during the Apollo missions between 1969 and 1972 suggest that the bulk of the Moon’s volcanic activity occurred around 3.9 billion years ago. Most of the deep craters on the Moon are from the surface being hit by asteroids and comets at that time.


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