Thursday, December 18, 2008

First Light from Moon Mineralogy Mapper

A wonderful taste of the 3M (Moon Minerology Mapper) instrument that will fly on the Lunar Reconnaisannce Orbiter next year has been leaked in the above from precisely the same package flying on-board Chandrayaan right now. As usual, we have Charles A. Wood to thank for bringing it to the Pioneer's attention, at the essential LPOD, where he, in turn, offers appropriate gratitude (and a better version of this image plus an explanation of the same, HERE.

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