Dec 26, 2008

Science - Moon Mapper throws new light

Bangalore: The Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3), one of the 11 payloads on board the Chandrayaan-I spacecraft, has taken a composite image of the Orientale Basin region of the moon providing new information, officials have said.

Different wavelengths of light in the image captured by M3 provided new information about the region located on the moon’s western limb. The image revealed changes in rock and mineral composition and abundance of iron-bearing minerals such as pyroxene and provided new detail on the form and structure of the surface. — PTI

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