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Title:False Color Moon

Source: Galileo

Information: This false-color image of part of the Moon was constructed from images taken by Galileo's imaging system as the spacecraft flew past the Moon on December 7, 1992. The images were processed to exaggerate the colors of the lunar surface for analytical purposes. Titanium rich soils, typical of the Apollo 11 landing site, appear blue, soils lower in titanium appear orange, and dark purple patches mark ancient explosive volcanic deposits. Most of the lunar highlands appear red, indicating their low titanium and iron content.