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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA12226.tif (738.1 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA12226.jpg (47.87 kB)

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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.

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