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May 15, 2008

The Mineral Moon

Moon_landing The Mineral Moon. A mosaic of 53 images that was recorded by the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft as it passed near the moon in 1992. The pictures were recorded through three spectral filters and combined in an exaggerated false-color scheme to explore the composition of the lunar surface as changes in mineral content produce subtle color differences in reflected light. (Click twice on pix to biggify)

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