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Crater counts yield mare ages of 2.47 b.y. (dark area), 3.16 and 3.85 b.y., evidence of multiple periods of volcanism. Haruyama, J. and others, 2008.


Yoshio Nishina (December 6, 1890–January 10, 1951) was a Japanese physicist. He was a friend of Niels Bohr, and a close associate of Albert Einstein. Nishina was a world-class scientist with excellent leadership qualities. He co-authored the well-known Klein-Nishina Formula, and the Nishina crater on the moon is named in his honor. His research was concerned with cosmic rays and particle accelerator development.

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