PIA03101: Mercury's Southern Hemisphere
Target Name: Mercury
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
Spacecraft: Mariner 10
Product Size: 2743 x 2086 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: 321-684
Primary Data Set: MARINER_VENUS_MERCURY_PAGE
Full-Res TIFF: PIA03101.tif (4.839 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA03101.jpg (1.288 MB)

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Mercury: Computer Photomosaic of the Southern Hemisphere

The Image Processing Lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory produced this photomosaic using computer software and techniques developed for use in processing planetary data. The Mariner 10 spacecraft imaged the region during its initial flyby of the planet.

The Mariner 10 spacecraft was launched in 1974. The spacecraft took images of Venus in February 1974 on the way to three encounters with Mercury in March and September 1974 and March 1975. The spacecraft took more than 7,000 images of Mercury, Venus, the Earth and the Moon during its mission.

The Mariner 10 Mission was managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA's Office of Space Science in Washington, D.C.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2001-01-11