Friday, October 15, 2010

Reiner Gamma in color

From LRO Wide Angle Camera
Actually a combination of three wavebands (566, 604, 643nm) of seven swept up by the LROC Wide Angle Camera (WAC) observation M122597745CE during LRO orbit 3201, March 7, 2010. The natural color here is less luminous, though the red cast when compared to similar mare basalts appears to be an actual aspect outside the anomalous low optical maturity of the enormous swirl albedo here, stretching over 500 km across the floor of Oceanus Procellarum [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

Reiner Gamma and it's traces into the heart of the Marius Hills volcanic feature, southeastward to the western edges of Oceanus Procellarum [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

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