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Astronauts May One Day Drink Water from Ancient Moon Volcanoes
Scientists believe that the moon’s snakelike Schroeter’s Valley was created by lava flowing over the surface. (Image Credit: NASA Johnson)

BOULDER (University of Colorado at Boulder PR) — Billions of years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions broke loose on the moon, blanketing hundreds of thousands of square miles of the orb’s surface in hot lava. Over the eons, that lava created the dark blotches, or maria, that give the face of the moon its familiar appearance today.

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