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After passing on the darkside of the planet, NASA's Mariner 10 photographed the other, somewhat more illuminated hemisphere of Mercury. The north pole is at the top, two-thirds down from which is the equator.
After passing on the darkside of the planet, NASA's Mariner 10 photographed the other, somewhat more illuminated hemisphere of Mercury. The north pole is at the top, two-thirds down from which is the equator.

Photomosaic of Mercury - Outbound View

After passing on the darkside of the planet, NASA's Mariner 10 photographed the other, somewhat more illuminated hemisphere of Mercury. The north pole is at the top, two-thirds down from which is the equator.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 2209 x 3303
ID#: PIA03104
Added: 2001-01-18

Views: 2987

Photomosaic of Mercury - Outbound View

After passing on the darkside of the planet, NASA's Mariner 10 photographed the other, somewhat more illuminated hemisphere of Mercury. The north pole is at the top, two-thirds down from which is the equator.

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This computer generated photomosaic from NASA's Mariner 10 is of the southern half of Mercury's Shakespeare Quadrangle, named for the ancient Shakespeare crater located on the upper edge to the left of center.
This computer generated photomosaic from NASA's Mariner 10 is of the southern half of Mercury's Shakespeare Quadrangle, named for the ancient Shakespeare crater located on the upper edge to the left of center.

Photomosaic of Mercury - Inbound View

This computer generated photomosaic from NASA's Mariner 10 is of the southern half of Mercury's Shakespeare Quadrangle, named for the ancient Shakespeare crater located on the upper edge to the left of center.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 2158 x 3300
ID#: PIA03103
Added: 2001-01-17

Views: 2538

Photomosaic of Mercury - Inbound View

This computer generated photomosaic from NASA's Mariner 10 is of the southern half of Mercury's Shakespeare Quadrangle, named for the ancient Shakespeare crater located on the upper edge to the left of center.

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This computer photomosaic is of the Caloris Basin, the largest basin on Mercury. NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft imaged the region during its initial flyby of the planet after its launch in 1974.
This computer photomosaic is of the Caloris Basin, the largest basin on Mercury. NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft imaged the region during its initial flyby of the planet after its launch in 1974.

Mercury's Caloris Basin

This computer photomosaic is of the Caloris Basin, the largest basin on Mercury. NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft imaged the region during its initial flyby of the planet after its launch in 1974.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 2463 x 3457
ID#: PIA03102
Added: 2001-01-11

Views: 3507

Mercury's Caloris Basin

This computer photomosaic is of the Caloris Basin, the largest basin on Mercury. NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft imaged the region during its initial flyby of the planet after its launch in 1974.

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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the southern hemisphere of Mercury.
This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the southern hemisphere of Mercury.

Mercury's Southern Hemisphere

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the southern hemisphere of Mercury.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 2743 x 2086
ID#: PIA03101
Added: 2001-01-11

Views: 2518

Mercury's Southern Hemisphere

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the southern hemisphere of Mercury.

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NASA's Mariner 10 shows a close-up view of one-half of a circular basin the largest observed on Mercury. Hills and valleys extend in a radial fashion outward from the main ring.
NASA's Mariner 10 shows a close-up view of one-half of a circular basin the largest observed on Mercury. Hills and valleys extend in a radial fashion outward from the main ring.

Large Circular Basin - 1300-km diameter

NASA's Mariner 10 shows a close-up view of one-half of a circular basin the largest observed on Mercury. Hills and valleys extend in a radial fashion outward from the main ring.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 981 x 792
ID#: PIA02962
Added: 2000-08-24

Views: 2340

Large Circular Basin - 1300-km diameter

NASA's Mariner 10 shows a close-up view of one-half of a circular basin the largest observed on Mercury. Hills and valleys extend in a radial fashion outward from the main ring.

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This picture, taken only minutes after NASA's Mariner 10 made its closest approach to Mercury, is one of the highest resolution pictures obtained. Abundant craters in various stages of degradation dot the surface.
This picture, taken only minutes after NASA's Mariner 10 made its closest approach to Mercury, is one of the highest resolution pictures obtained. Abundant craters in various stages of degradation dot the surface.

Mercury at First Encounter Closest Approach

This picture, taken only minutes after NASA's Mariner 10 made its closest approach to Mercury, is one of the highest resolution pictures obtained. Abundant craters in various stages of degradation dot the surface.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1000 x 778
ID#: PIA02961
Added: 2000-08-24

Views: 2093

Mercury at First Encounter Closest Approach

This picture, taken only minutes after NASA's Mariner 10 made its closest approach to Mercury, is one of the highest resolution pictures obtained. Abundant craters in various stages of degradation dot the surface.

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A scarp, or cliff, extends diagonally from upper left to lower right in this picture of Mercury taken by NASA's Mariner 10. The structures are believed to be formed by the compressive forces due to crustal shortening.
A scarp, or cliff, extends diagonally from upper left to lower right in this picture of Mercury taken by NASA's Mariner 10. The structures are believed to be formed by the compressive forces due to crustal shortening.

300 Kilometer Long Scarp

A scarp, or cliff, extends diagonally from upper left to lower right in this picture of Mercury taken by NASA's Mariner 10. The structures are believed to be formed by the compressive forces due to crustal shortening.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 356 x 311
ID#: PIA02943
Added: 2000-08-06

Views: 2252

300 Kilometer Long Scarp

A scarp, or cliff, extends diagonally from upper left to lower right in this picture of Mercury taken by NASA's Mariner 10. The structures are believed to be formed by the compressive forces due to crustal shortening.

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This double ring basin (top center of image) was photographed during NASA's Mariner 10's second encounter and shows two craters about 30 km in diameter which have been engulfed by smooth plains on the floor of the inner ring.
This double ring basin (top center of image) was photographed during NASA's Mariner 10's second encounter and shows two craters about 30 km in diameter which have been engulfed by smooth plains on the floor of the inner ring.

Small Craters Engulfed by Smooth Plains

This double ring basin (top center of image) was photographed during NASA's Mariner 10's second encounter and shows two craters about 30 km in diameter which have been engulfed by smooth plains on the floor of the inner ring.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 356 x 311
ID#: PIA02949
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 2149

Small Craters Engulfed by Smooth Plains

This double ring basin (top center of image) was photographed during NASA's Mariner 10's second encounter and shows two craters about 30 km in diameter which have been engulfed by smooth plains on the floor of the inner ring.

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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows an old basin's hummocky rim is partly degraded and cratered by later events.
This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows an old basin's hummocky rim is partly degraded and cratered by later events.

Old Basin Filled by Smooth Plains

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows an old basin's hummocky rim is partly degraded and cratered by later events.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 356 x 311
ID#: PIA02948
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 2335

Old Basin Filled by Smooth Plains

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows an old basin's hummocky rim is partly degraded and cratered by later events.

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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows intercrater plains and heavily cratered terrain typical of much of Mercury outside the area affected by the formation of the Caloris basin.
This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows intercrater plains and heavily cratered terrain typical of much of Mercury outside the area affected by the formation of the Caloris basin.

Intercrater Plains and Heavily Cratered Terrain

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows intercrater plains and heavily cratered terrain typical of much of Mercury outside the area affected by the formation of the Caloris basin.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 356 x 311
ID#: PIA02947
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 4118

Intercrater Plains and Heavily Cratered Terrain

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows intercrater plains and heavily cratered terrain typical of much of Mercury outside the area affected by the formation of the Caloris basin.

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As NASA's Mariner 10 passed by Mercury on its second encounter with the planet on Sept. 21, 1974, this picture of a large circular (350 kilometer, 220 mile diameter) basin was obtained near the morning terminator.
As NASA's Mariner 10 passed by Mercury on its second encounter with the planet on Sept. 21, 1974, this picture of a large circular (350 kilometer, 220 mile diameter) basin was obtained near the morning terminator.

Large Circular Basin Flooded and then Cratered

As NASA's Mariner 10 passed by Mercury on its second encounter with the planet on Sept. 21, 1974, this picture of a large circular (350 kilometer, 220 mile diameter) basin was obtained near the morning terminator.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 311 x 356
ID#: PIA02946
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 2285

Large Circular Basin Flooded and then Cratered

As NASA's Mariner 10 passed by Mercury on its second encounter with the planet on Sept. 21, 1974, this picture of a large circular (350 kilometer, 220 mile diameter) basin was obtained near the morning terminator.

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A cratered area near Mercury's South Pole was photographed by NASA's Mariner 10 during its second flyby of the planet of Sept. 21, 1974 (the spacecraft made its first encounter with Mercury on March 19, 1974).
A cratered area near Mercury's South Pole was photographed by NASA's Mariner 10 during its second flyby of the planet of Sept. 21, 1974 (the spacecraft made its first encounter with Mercury on March 19, 1974).

South Pole - Ridges, Scarps, Craters

A cratered area near Mercury's South Pole was photographed by NASA's Mariner 10 during its second flyby of the planet of Sept. 21, 1974 (the spacecraft made its first encounter with Mercury on March 19, 1974).

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 311 x 356
ID#: PIA02945
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 2842

South Pole - Ridges, Scarps, Craters

A cratered area near Mercury's South Pole was photographed by NASA's Mariner 10 during its second flyby of the planet of Sept. 21, 1974 (the spacecraft made its first encounter with Mercury on March 19, 1974).

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During its second encounter with Mercury on Sept. 21, 1974, NASA's Mariner 10 took this picture of the planet's South Polar Region. Many of the craters have denuded rims peppered by smaller craters.
During its second encounter with Mercury on Sept. 21, 1974, NASA's Mariner 10 took this picture of the planet's South Polar Region. Many of the craters have denuded rims peppered by smaller craters.

Small Craters Peppering South Polar Region

During its second encounter with Mercury on Sept. 21, 1974, NASA's Mariner 10 took this picture of the planet's South Polar Region. Many of the craters have denuded rims peppered by smaller craters.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 311 x 356
ID#: PIA02944
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 1844

Small Craters Peppering South Polar Region

During its second encounter with Mercury on Sept. 21, 1974, NASA's Mariner 10 took this picture of the planet's South Polar Region. Many of the craters have denuded rims peppered by smaller craters.

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Taken about 40 minutes before NASA's Mariner 10 made its close approach to Mercury on Sept. 21,1974, this picture shows a large double-ringed basin (center of picture) located in the planet's south polar region
Taken about 40 minutes before NASA's Mariner 10 made its close approach to Mercury on Sept. 21,1974, this picture shows a large double-ringed basin (center of picture) located in the planet's south polar region

Large Double-ringed Basin

Taken about 40 minutes before NASA's Mariner 10 made its close approach to Mercury on Sept. 21,1974, this picture shows a large double-ringed basin (center of picture) located in the planet's south polar region

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 311 x 356
ID#: PIA02942
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 2238

Large Double-ringed Basin

Taken about 40 minutes before NASA's Mariner 10 made its close approach to Mercury on Sept. 21,1974, this picture shows a large double-ringed basin (center of picture) located in the planet's south polar region

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Mercury's south pole was photographed by one of NASA's Mariner 10's TV cameras; the pole is located inside the large crater on Mercury's limb (lower center).
Mercury's south pole was photographed by one of NASA's Mariner 10's TV cameras; the pole is located inside the large crater on Mercury's limb (lower center).

Mercury's South Pole

Mercury's south pole was photographed by one of NASA's Mariner 10's TV cameras; the pole is located inside the large crater on Mercury's limb (lower center).

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 356 x 311
ID#: PIA02941
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 4221

Mercury's South Pole

Mercury's south pole was photographed by one of NASA's Mariner 10's TV cameras; the pole is located inside the large crater on Mercury's limb (lower center).

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One of NASA's Mariner 10's two TV cameras took this picture of a densely cratered region of Mercury on Sept. 21, 1974, 80 minutes prior to the spacecraft's second close encounter with the planet.
One of NASA's Mariner 10's two TV cameras took this picture of a densely cratered region of Mercury on Sept. 21, 1974, 80 minutes prior to the spacecraft's second close encounter with the planet.

Densely Cratered Region

One of NASA's Mariner 10's two TV cameras took this picture of a densely cratered region of Mercury on Sept. 21, 1974, 80 minutes prior to the spacecraft's second close encounter with the planet.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 311 x 356
ID#: PIA02940
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 2835

Densely Cratered Region

One of NASA's Mariner 10's two TV cameras took this picture of a densely cratered region of Mercury on Sept. 21, 1974, 80 minutes prior to the spacecraft's second close encounter with the planet.

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NASA's Mariner 10 took this picture about an hour after it passed under the South Pole of Mercury in 1974.
NASA's Mariner 10 took this picture about an hour after it passed under the South Pole of Mercury in 1974.

Dark-rimmed Crater and Extensive Ejecta Blanket

NASA's Mariner 10 took this picture about an hour after it passed under the South Pole of Mercury in 1974.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 311 x 356
ID#: PIA02939
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 2994

Dark-rimmed Crater and Extensive Ejecta Blanket

NASA's Mariner 10 took this picture about an hour after it passed under the South Pole of Mercury in 1974.

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A field of bright rays, created by ejecta from a crater, radiating to the north (top) from off camera (lower right) is seen in this view of Mercury taken Sept. 21, 1974 by NASA's Mariner 10.
A field of bright rays, created by ejecta from a crater, radiating to the north (top) from off camera (lower right) is seen in this view of Mercury taken Sept. 21, 1974 by NASA's Mariner 10.

Field of Bright Rays

A field of bright rays, created by ejecta from a crater, radiating to the north (top) from off camera (lower right) is seen in this view of Mercury taken Sept. 21, 1974 by NASA's Mariner 10.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 311 x 356
ID#: PIA02938
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 2208

Field of Bright Rays

A field of bright rays, created by ejecta from a crater, radiating to the north (top) from off camera (lower right) is seen in this view of Mercury taken Sept. 21, 1974 by NASA's Mariner 10.

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NASA's Mariner 10 photo reveals a heavily cratered terrain on Mercury with a prominent scrap extending several hundred kilometers across the upper left. A crater, nested in a larger crater, is at top center.
NASA's Mariner 10 photo reveals a heavily cratered terrain on Mercury with a prominent scrap extending several hundred kilometers across the upper left. A crater, nested in a larger crater, is at top center.

Heavily Cratered Terrain at South Pole

NASA's Mariner 10 photo reveals a heavily cratered terrain on Mercury with a prominent scrap extending several hundred kilometers across the upper left. A crater, nested in a larger crater, is at top center.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 356 x 311
ID#: PIA02937
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 2826

Heavily Cratered Terrain at South Pole

NASA's Mariner 10 photo reveals a heavily cratered terrain on Mercury with a prominent scrap extending several hundred kilometers across the upper left. A crater, nested in a larger crater, is at top center.

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A faint double ring crater is seen at upper right in this picture of Mercury taken one hour and 40 minutes before NASA's Mariner 10's second rendezvous with the planet Sept. 21, 1975
A faint double ring crater is seen at upper right in this picture of Mercury taken one hour and 40 minutes before NASA's Mariner 10's second rendezvous with the planet Sept. 21, 1975

Double Ring Craters

A faint double ring crater is seen at upper right in this picture of Mercury taken one hour and 40 minutes before NASA's Mariner 10's second rendezvous with the planet Sept. 21, 1975

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 356 x 311
ID#: PIA02936
Added: 2000-08-05

Views: 2566

Double Ring Craters

A faint double ring crater is seen at upper right in this picture of Mercury taken one hour and 40 minutes before NASA's Mariner 10's second rendezvous with the planet Sept. 21, 1975

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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the H-7 Beethoven Quadrangle, and lies in Mercury's Equatorial Mercator. NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft imaged the region during its initial flyby of the planet.
This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the H-7 Beethoven Quadrangle, and lies in Mercury's Equatorial Mercator. NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft imaged the region during its initial flyby of the planet.

Mercury: Beethoven Quadrangle, H-7

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the H-7 Beethoven Quadrangle, and lies in Mercury's Equatorial Mercator. NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft imaged the region during its initial flyby of the planet.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 7200 x 5000
ID#: PIA02255
Added: 2000-04-01

Views: 3229

Mercury: Beethoven Quadrangle, H-7

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the H-7 Beethoven Quadrangle, and lies in Mercury's Equatorial Mercator. NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft imaged the region during its initial flyby of the planet.

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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the Borealis area H-1, located in Mercury's northern hemisphere. The north pole is visible at the top of the image.
This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the Borealis area H-1, located in Mercury's northern hemisphere. The north pole is visible at the top of the image.

Mercury: Photomosaic of Borealis Quadrangle H-1

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the Borealis area H-1, located in Mercury's northern hemisphere. The north pole is visible at the top of the image.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 5990 x 4162
ID#: PIA02243
Added: 2000-02-10

Views: 3967

Mercury: Photomosaic of Borealis Quadrangle H-1

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the Borealis area H-1, located in Mercury's northern hemisphere. The north pole is visible at the top of the image.

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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the Michelangelo Quadrangle, which lies in Mercury's southern polar region. The Mercurian surface is heavily marred by numerous impact craters.
This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the Michelangelo Quadrangle, which lies in Mercury's southern polar region. The Mercurian surface is heavily marred by numerous impact craters.

Mercury: Photomosaic of the Michelangelo Quadrangle H-12

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the Michelangelo Quadrangle, which lies in Mercury's southern polar region. The Mercurian surface is heavily marred by numerous impact craters.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 7200 x 5000
ID#: PIA02237
Added: 2000-01-26

Views: 3596

Mercury: Photomosaic of the Michelangelo Quadrangle H-12

This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the Michelangelo Quadrangle, which lies in Mercury's southern polar region. The Mercurian surface is heavily marred by numerous impact craters.

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The Kuiper Quadrangle was named in memory of Dr. Gerard Kuiper, an imaging team member, and well-known astronomer, of NASA's Mariner 10 Venus/Mercury. The Kuiper crater is seen left of center in this image.
The Kuiper Quadrangle was named in memory of Dr. Gerard Kuiper, an imaging team member, and well-known astronomer, of NASA's Mariner 10 Venus/Mercury. The Kuiper crater is seen left of center in this image.

Mercury: Photomosaic of the Kuiper Quadrangle H-6

The Kuiper Quadrangle was named in memory of Dr. Gerard Kuiper, an imaging team member, and well-known astronomer, of NASA's Mariner 10 Venus/Mercury. The Kuiper crater is seen left of center in this image.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 7200 x 5000
ID#: PIA02236
Added: 2000-01-19

Views: 3073

Mercury: Photomosaic of the Kuiper Quadrangle H-6

The Kuiper Quadrangle was named in memory of Dr. Gerard Kuiper, an imaging team member, and well-known astronomer, of NASA's Mariner 10 Venus/Mercury. The Kuiper crater is seen left of center in this image.

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This image was taken by NASA's Mariner 10 during it's first encounter with Mercury in 1974. The scarp forms a broad lobe whose southern end abuts against and follows closely the irregular contour of the crater wall.
This image was taken by NASA's Mariner 10 during it's first encounter with Mercury in 1974. The scarp forms a broad lobe whose southern end abuts against and follows closely the irregular contour of the crater wall.

Scarps Confined to Crater Floors - High Resolution

This image was taken by NASA's Mariner 10 during it's first encounter with Mercury in 1974. The scarp forms a broad lobe whose southern end abuts against and follows closely the irregular contour of the crater wall.

Target: Mercury
Mission: MVM
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 356 x 311
ID#: PIA02447
Added: 2000-01-18

Views: 2128

Scarps Confined to Crater Floors - High Resolution

This image was taken by NASA's Mariner 10 during it's first encounter with Mercury in 1974. The scarp forms a broad lobe whose southern end abuts against and follows closely the irregular contour of the crater wall.

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