PIA12233: Mapping the Moon, Point by Point
 Target Name:  Moon
 Is a satellite of:  Earth
 Mission:  Chandrayaan-1
 Spacecraft:  Chandrayaan-1
 Instrument:  Moon Mineralogy Mapper
 Product Size:  800 x 600 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA12233.tif (1.442 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA12233.jpg (72.78 kB)

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The science objective of NASAís Moon Mineralogy Mapper on board the Indian Space Research Organizationís Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft is to map the composition of the moon and address scientific hypotheses with this information. The moon is comprised of rocks and soil, which have different reflected light, or spectral, signatures depending on their composition. Mapping the composition of the moon requires an imaging spectrometer instrument that measures the spectral signature for every point in an image.

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