Chandrayaan-I hits Minerals

An experiment onboard India’s maiden moon mission — Chandrayaan-I — has found iron-bearing minerals in abundance on the lunar surface, initial reports suggest.
Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has beamed back images of the Orientale Basin on the western limb of the moon. An analysis of the images indicates abundance of iron-bearing minerals such as pyroxene, said Carle Pieters, a senior scientist of US-based Brown University and principal investigator for the M3 experiment.

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