PIA12230: Colorful Cubes of Light
 Target Name:  Moon
 Is a satellite of:  Earth
 Mission:  Chandrayaan-1
 Spacecraft:  Chandrayaan-1
 Instrument:  Moon Mineralogy Mapper
 Product Size:  800 x 627 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA12230.tif (1.507 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA12230.jpg (101.1 kB)

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On the left, a portion of the first image cube measured by NASAís Moon Mineralogy Mapper on board the Indian Space Research Organizationís Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft on Nov. 19, 2008 shows the crater Harpalus north of Mare Imbrium. The rainbow-colored panels to the top and right of each image represent the different reflected light, or spectral, signatures that underlie every point in the image. These signatures allow determination of the surface composition. The image cube on the right was measured on Feb. 5, 2009 and includes the Apollo 15 landing site adjacent to the feature Hadley Rille.

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ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Brown Univ.

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