Friday, July 18, 2008

The Moon

The Moon

Credit: NASA/JPL

This false-color image shows the Moon's soil and mineral compostion.
Mare Tranquillitatis - the 'Sea of Tranquility' - is the dark blue region on the right.

The Moon in False Colors

This false-color photograph is a composite of 15 images of the Moon taken through three color filters by Galileo's solid-state imaging system during the spacecraft's passage through the Earth-Moon system on December 8, 1992. The false-color processing used to create this lunar image is helpful for interpreting the surface soil composition. Read more about what the colors tell us here.

Please, please, pretty please; click on the moon! And once more click!

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