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October 19, 2005 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-29

NASA's Hubble Looks for Possible Moon Resources

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Image: Schroter's Valley Rille in False Color

Schroter's Valley Rille in False Color

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This color-composite focuses on a section of Schroter's Valley (rille) and employs ultraviolet- to visible-color-ratio information to accentuate differences that are potentially diagnostic of ilmenite- (i.e, titanium oxide) bearing materials as well as pyroclastic glasses. Bluer units in these images suggest enrichment in opaque phases in a relative sense. The magenta color indicates dark mantle material which scientists believe contains titanium-bearing pyroclastic material. The images were acquired Aug. 21, 2005. The processing was accomplished by the Hubble Space Telescope Lunar Exploration Team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Northwestern University, and the Space Telescope Science Institute. False-color images were constructed using the red channel as 502/250 nanometers; the green as 502 nanometers; and the blue as 250/658 nanometers. North is at the top in the image.

Object Name: moon

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Garvin (NASA/GSFC)

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Montage Image: Hubble Reveals Potential Titanium Oxide Deposits at Aristarchus and Schroter's Valley Rille Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration Hubble Reveals Potential Titanium Oxide Deposits at Aristarchus and Schroter's Valley RillePRC2005-29b Aristarchus Plateau in Ultraviolet Light Image Type: Astronomical Aristarchus Plateau in Ultraviolet Light Aristarchus Crater in False Color Image Type: Astronomical Aristarchus Crater in False Color

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