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11. Aristarchus Plateau (False Color)
11. Aristarchus Plateau (False Color)

False-color mosaic of the Aristarchus Plateau made with three bands of the UV-VIS camera on Clementine (see caption of slide #8 for color representation scheme). In this image, blues are fresh highland materials, deep reds are dark pyroclastic (ash) deposits, yellows are outcrops of fresh basalt (in crater and rille walls), and reddish-purples are mare lava flows. The sinuous rille is Schröter’s valley, a large lava channel on the plateau. The mosaic shows the quality of the full-resolution Clementine dataset. This map is overlaid on a shaded relief rendition of the Moon to allow better location of the various color units and their association with geological features.

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