reply to post by GuyverUnit I
Well....Guyver....perhaps it IS some sort of weird "up thrust" area in the midst of an impact crater.
Again....due to the lack of erosion, it is likely to have been there for millenia.
We tend to use experiences, on Earth, to apply to what we see on other worlds....and, that is a mistake.
This crater will certainly be 'tagged' as one of interest, for further exploration, once a viable Moon Base is established, I would think
......edit for Guyver Unit I:
...if liquid at all.
Again, if I was not clear before....I should be now. The concept of "mud" on the Lunar surface is not going to coincide with prevailing knowledge
of the environment, ON the Lunar surface!!!!
Prevailing understanding is: Liquid water cannot exist on the surface of the Moon. Therefore, 'mud' cannot exist.
There are a great many alternative ideas, to simulate a 'muddy' look....a pyroclastic flow, for instance. That is just one example, and is based on
Earthly observations. We must use our examples, and knowledges....and try to apply them to alien environments....such as on a surface that has no
atmospheric pressure (i.e., the Moon). HOW would the events we are familiar with, on the Earth (Geological events)....HOW would similar
"luneogical" events play out??? Or is it "senelogical"? Either way, it is describing the effects of impacts on the surface of a world, and what
will happen. AND, these impacts and effects WILL NOT be subjected to erosion.......
EDIT because, as I was editing, I received a 'star'. Thank you, whoever you are!!!
[edit on 6/18/0909 by weedwhacker]