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Galileo Multispectral Imaging of the North Polar and Eastern Limb Regions of the Moon

Belton, M. J. S. and Greeley, R. and Greenberg, R. and McEwen, A. and Klaasen, K. P. and Head, J. W., III and Pieters, C and Neukum, G. and Chapman, C. R. and Geissler, P. and Heffernan, C. and Breneman, H. and Anger, C. and Carr, M. H. and Davies, M. E. and Fanale, F. P. and Gierasch, P. J. and Ingersoll, A. P. and Johnson, T. V. and Pilcher, C. B. and Thompson, W. R. and Veverka, J. and Sagan, C. (1994) Galileo Multispectral Imaging of the North Polar and Eastern Limb Regions of the Moon. Science, 264 (5162). pp. 1112-1115. ISSN 0036-8075.

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Multispectral images obtained during the Galileo probe's second encounter with the moon reveal the compositional nature of the north polar regions and the northeastern limb. Mare deposits in these regions are found to be primarily low to medium titanium lavas and, as on the western limb, show only slight spectral heterogeneity. The northern light plains are found to have the spectral characteristics of highlands materials, show little evidence for the presence of cryptomaria, and were most likely emplaced by impact processes regardless of their age.

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Additional Information:© 1994 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 17 September 1993; accepted 24 March 1994 We thank the Galileo Project Office, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and numerous individuals who participated in the mission planning and initial data analysis, including C. Avis, T. Becker, L. Bolef, N. Bridges, C. Cunningham, E. DeJong, K. Edwards, E. Fischer, R. Garstang, A. Harch, S. Kadel, R. Kirk, J. Moersch, J. Plutchak, M. Robinson, R. Sullivan, W. Sullivan, J. Sunshine, S. Vail, L. Wainio, D. Williams, and J. Yoshimizu. The Galileo data set is available on CD-ROM through the NASA Planetary Data System. The National Optical Astronomy Observatories are operated by AURA, Inc., under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
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Official Citation:Belton, M. J. S., Greeley, R., Greenberg, R., Geissler, P., McEwen, A., Klaasen, K. P., . . . Pilcher, C. B. (1994). Galileo Multispectral Imaging of the North Polar and Eastern Limb Regions of the Moon. Science, 264(5162), 1112-1115. doi: 10.1126/science.264.5162.1112
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