PIA02948: Old Basin Filled by Smooth Plains
 Target Name:  Mercury
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10) 
 Spacecraft:  Mariner 10
 Product Size:  356 x 311 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Northwestern University 
 Addition Date:  2000-08-05
 Other  
Information: 
Mariner 10 Image Project
 Primary Data Set:  MARINER_VENUS_MERCURY_PAGE
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02948.tif (103.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02948.jpg (24.26 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Old basin, 190 km in diameter, filled by smooth plains at 43 degrees S, 55 degrees W. The basin's hummocky rim is partly degraded and cratered by later events. Mariner 10 frame 166607.

The Mariner 10 mission, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA's Office of Space Science, explored Venus in February 1974 on the way to three encounters with Mercury-in March and September 1974 and in March 1975. The spacecraft took more than 7,000 photos of Mercury, Venus, the Earth and the Moon.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Northwestern University

Image Addition Date:
2000-08-05