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Fraser
2005-Dec-23, 07:58 PM
SUMMARY: ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft is using a new technique to reveal details on the surface of the Moon. The spacecraft has been taking a series of images, only seconds apart, with its Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) instrument. The same location is imaged at different infrared wavelengths. Scientists back at ESA can then stack up the images to see the same spot on the Moon, imaged in all these different wavelengths, and notice any unusual features on the lunar surface.

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Fr. Wayne
2005-Dec-30, 08:26 PM
:think: The lack of response to this story may be due to the clinging dust that covers the surface as it did all the equipment of the Apollo landings. Still this infra-red approach may offer results on comet tails if taken from beyond our atmosphere.

phunk
2006-Jan-01, 10:57 PM
:think: The lack of response to this story may be due to the clinging dust that covers the surface as it did all the equipment of the Apollo landings. Still this infra-red approach may offer results on comet tails if taken from beyond our atmosphere.

SMART-1 will by orbiting the moon, not landing on it. I don't think they're too woried about dust.

phunk
2006-Jan-01, 10:58 PM
Did I say will be? I meant is.