Education and Public Outreach


Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) is one of eleven instruments onboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft . M3 is a state-of-the-art imaging spectrometer that will provide the first map of the entire lunar surface at high spatial and spectral resolution.  Once completed, this map will reveal the minerals of which the Moon is made and provide clues to the geologic history and evolution of the terrestrial planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

A dynamic education and outreach program is underway to help share the exciting results of the Chandrayaan-1 and M3mission. The M3 Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) activities focus on three themes: 1) Geology of the Earth-Moon system, 2) Properties of Lunar Materials and, 3) Science & Technology of Lunar Resources.