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October 16, 2011

New Titanium Troves Found On Moon

A new map of the moon combining visible and ultraviolet wavelengths shows areas of the moon rich in titanium. Titanium is a key component for astronomers because it helps detect what the moon's interior is made up of. The map was created by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera which images seven different wavelengths with a pixel resolution of 100 to 400 meters of the moon per pixel. Using a collection of 4,000 photos, Mark Robinson and his team constructed the map of the titanium present on the moon.

Full article available at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111007102109.htm.

Posted by glousbra at October 16, 2011 07:09 PM

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