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NASA shares 'false-color mosaic' of Moon captured by Galileo Probe

The portrait features various colourful shades, as the caption of the space agency suggested. 

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Washington D.C., First Published Aug 6, 2021, 3:54 PM IST

The government space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently shared a post of Earth's natural satellite --- the Moon --- looks like a piece of modern art. The portrait features various colourful shades, as the caption of the space agency suggested. 
The caption of the post stated: "Our Galileo spacecraft took this false-colour mosaic, constructed from a series of 53 images... zoomed over the northern regions of our Moon on December 7, 1992... The mosaic helps us see variations in parts of the Moon's northern hemisphere..."

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by NASA (@nasa)

The space agency's post further stated that the spacecraft was going to Jupiter when the picture was taken. 
Explaining the importance of these photographs, the space agency wrote that it helps scientists see the variations in the topography of the Moon.

Further identifying regions of the lunar surface, the caption stated, "To the left of Crisium is the dark blue Mare Tranquillitatis, where Apollo 11 landed." 
"Named after the Italian astronomer who discovered Jupiter's four largest moons, the Galileo probe orbited the giant planet from 1995 to 2003. Presently, Galileo's successor mission, Juno, is currently exploring the Jovian giant to help us understand the origins of our solar system," the post added.

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