Viscosity of Lunar Lavas

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Science  13 Mar 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3924, pp. 1491-1493
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3924.1491


The viscosity of a synthetic silicate liquid with the composition of a lunar rock has been determined experimentally and found to be lower than that of any previously studied volcanic rock on earth. Course Crystallinity can be a feature of rapidly cooled surface lavas.

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