Science: Volcano or Not?

Ever since Soviet Astronomer Nikolai A. Kozyrev reported that he had seen a volcano-like eruption on the moon early in November, non-Russian astronomers have been waiting to see his evidence. Last week they got it: a long, detailed report in Sky and Telescope, published at Harvard College Observatory.

Dr. Kozyrev tells how he trained a 50-in. telescope on the moon on the night of Nov. 2-3 and took spectrograms of the crater Alphonsus. While he was watching, he saw the small, central peak of the crater lose its sharpness and turn reddish. By the time he changed the plate to take the...

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