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This extreme false-color view of Mimas shows color variation across the moon's surface. To create this false-color view, ultraviolet, green and infrared images were combined into a single picture that isolates and maps regional color differences. This "color map" was then superimposed onto a clear-filter image that preserves the relative brightness across the body. The combination of color map and brightness image shows how colors vary across Mimas' surface, and in particular, between the terrain on the extreme right side of this view and the rest of the surface. The origin of the color differences is not yet understood, but may be caused by subtle differences in the surface composition between the two terrains. A monochrome view, the clear filter image used for the color map, is also available. See
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