Materials on the lunar surface

Materials on the lunar surface
Materials on the lunar surface This image of the moon is from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper on the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 mission. It is a three-color composite of reflected near-infrared radiation from the Sun showing the extent to which different materials are mapped across the side of the moon that faces Earth. Blue shows the signature of water and hydroxyl molecules, green shows the brightness of the surface, and red shows an iron-bearing mineral called pyroxene. ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Brown University/USGS

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