Double Takes: The Mineral Moon

A beautiful rendering of the mineral content of the moon. The image is a compilation of 53 photographs taken in 1992 by the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft.

“The pictures were recorded through three spectral filters and combined in an exaggerated false-color scheme to explore the composition of the lunar surface as changes in mineral content produce subtle color differences in reflected light. “

The photo is featured as part of Colour Lovers Colors from Outerspace. Visit their blog to view more stunning space photography.

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