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Calcium in Mare Crisium
- Title Calcium in Mare Crisium
- Released 08/06/2005 3:11 pm
- Copyright ESA/D-CIXS. Full moon image: Courtesy of Hidden Loft Observatory.
D-CIXS, the X-ray camera on board SMART-1, has detected calcium, iron and other elements on the Moon, in Mare Crisium and further north. The lunar region shown in the image runs from 15 to 45 degrees North, at 60 degrees East longitude. Hours in the image are indicated in Universal Time (UT).