PIA12226: Water Around a Fresh Crater
Target Name: Moon
Is a satellite of: Earth
Mission: Chandrayaan-1
Spacecraft: Chandrayaan-1
Instrument: Moon Mineralogy Mapper
Product Size: 630 x 390 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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These images show a very young lunar crater on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth, as viewed by NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper on the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft. On the left is an image showing brightness at shorter infrared wavelengths. On the right, the distribution of water-rich minerals (light blue) is shown around a small crater. Both water- and hydroxyl-rich materials were found to be associated with material ejected from the crater.

Image Credit:
ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/USGS/Brown Univ.

Image Addition Date:
2009-09-24