Cassini/VIMS observations of the moon

G. Belluci, R. H. Brown, V. Formisano, K. H. Baines, J. P. Bibring, B. J. Buratti, F. Capaccioni, P. Cerroni, R. N. Clark, A. Coradini, D. P. Cruikshank, P. Drossart, R. Jaumann, Y. Langevin, D. L. Matson, T. B. McCord, V. Mennella, E. Miller, R. M. Nelson, P. D. NicholsonB. Sicardy, C. Sotin

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In this paper, we present preliminary scientific results obtained from the analysis of VIMS (Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer) lunar images and spectra. These data were obtained during the Cassini Earth flyby in August 1999. Spectral ratios have been produced in order to derive lunar mineralogical maps. Some spectra observed at the north-east lunar limb, show few unusual absorption features located at 0.357, 0.430 and 0.452 μm, the origin of which is presently unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1889-1894
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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