Galileo multispectral imaging of the north polar and eastern limb regions of the moon

M. J.S. Belton, R. Greeley, R. Greenberg, A. McEwen, K. P. Klaasen, J. W. Head, C. Pieters, G. Neukum, C. R. Chapman, P. Geissler, C. Heffernan, H. Breneman, C. Anger, M. H. Carr, M. E. Davies, F. P. Fanale, P. J. Gierasch, A. P. Ingersoll, T. V. Johnson, C. B. PilcherW. R. Thompson, J. Veverka, C. Sagan

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1112-1115
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume264
Issue number5162
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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    Belton, M. J. S., Greeley, R., Greenberg, R., McEwen, A., Klaasen, K. P., Head, J. W., Pieters, C., Neukum, G., Chapman, C. R., Geissler, P., Heffernan, C., Breneman, H., Anger, C., Carr, M. H., Davies, M. E., Fanale, F. P., Gierasch, P. J., Ingersoll, A. P., Johnson, T. V., ... Sagan, C. (1994). Galileo multispectral imaging of the north polar and eastern limb regions of the moon. Science, 264(5162), 1112-1115. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.264.5162.1112