Prismatic Psychedelic Moonscape
Jul 18th, 2011, 2:53 pm
No, this isn’t the moon of a far and distant world. This is our old friend Luna, but with a colorful twist by NASA to highlight the composition of the moon’s different regions. From NASA:
Bright pinkish areas are highlands materials, such as those surrounding the oval lava-filled Crisium impact basin toward the bottom of the picture. Blue to orange shades indicate volcanic lava flows. To the left of Crisium, the dark blue Mare Tranquillitatis is richer in titanium than the green and orange maria above it. Thin mineral-rich soils associated with relatively recent impacts are represented by light blue colors; the youngest craters have prominent blue rays extending from them.
(NASA via BoingBoing)
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