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Orientale and South Pole-Aitken basins on the Moon: Preliminary Galileo imaging resultsDuring the Earth-Moon flyby the Galileo Solid State Imaging System obtained new information on the landscape and physical geology of the Moon. Multicolor Galileo images of the Moon reveal variations in color properties of the lunar surface. Using returned lunar samples as a key, the color differences can be interpreted in terms of variations in the mineral makeup of the lunar rocks and soil. The combined results of Apollo landings and multicolor images from Galileo allow extrapolation of surface composition to areas distant from the landing sites, including the far side invisible from Earth.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Head, J.
(Brown Univ. Providence, RI., United States)
Fischer, E.
(Brown Univ. Providence, RI., United States)
Murchie, S.
(Brown Univ. Providence, RI., United States)
Pieters, C.
(Brown Univ. Providence, RI., United States)
Plutchak, J.
(Brown Univ. Providence, RI., United States)
Sunshine, J.
(Brown Univ. Providence, RI., United States)
Belton, M.
(Kitt Peak National Observatory Tucson, AZ., United States)
Carr, M.
(Geological Survey Menlo Park, CA., United States)
Chapman, C.
(Planetary Science Inst. Tucson, AZ., United States)
Davies, M.
(RAND Corp. Santa Monica, CA., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., 22nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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