PIA00129: Moon - False Color Mosaic
Target Name: Moon
Is a satellite of: Earth
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
Product Size: 696 x 993 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P41477
Addition Date: 1996-01-29
Primary Data Set: Galileo EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA00129.tif (1.498 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA00129.jpg (100.6 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This false-color mosaic of part of the Moon was constructed from 54 images taken by Galileo's imaging system as the spacecraft flew past the Moon on December 7, 1992. The mosaic images were processed to exaggerate the colors of the lunar surface for analytical purposes. Titanium-rich soils, typical of the Apollo 11 landing site, appear blue, as seen in Mare Tranquillitatis, left side; soils lower in titanium appear orange, as seen in Mare Serenitatis, center right. Most of the lunar highlands appear red, indicating their low titanium and iron composition. The Galileo project, whose primary mission is the exploration of the Jupiter system in 1995-97, is managed for NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-01-29