PIA16664: How to Locate the Newly Named Craters
Target Name: Mercury
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: MESSENGER
Spacecraft: MESSENGER
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The above image is a view of the QuickMap tool, available from the "Explore Orbital Data with QuickMap" button on the left side of this page. You can easily locate the nine newly named craters on Mercury by following these simple steps:

First, open QuickMap. Then:

1) Click on the triangle to the left of "Location Overlays" (1 in above image)
2) Click on the box to the left of "Mercury features" (2 in above image)
3) Click on the triangle to the right of "Mercury features" (3 in above image)
4) Click on the tab labeled "Search" (4 in above image)
5) Type the name of a newly named crater into the box and click on "Find" (5 in above image)
6) Click on the crater name and QuickMap will take you there! (6 in above image)

Have fun exploring Mercury's newly named craters and much more!

[As a note, the newly named craters Disney, Kobro, and Komeda are located in Mercury's southern region and may be easier to explore by changing the map projection to "South Polar Stereographic." (7 in the above image)]

The MESSENGER spacecraft is the first ever to orbit the planet Mercury, and the spacecraft's seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation are unraveling the history and evolution of the Solar System's innermost planet. Visit the Why Mercury? section of this website to learn more about the key science questions that the MESSENGER mission is addressing. During the one-year primary mission, MDIS acquired 88,746 images and extensive other data sets. MESSENGER is now in a year-long extended mission, during which plans call for the acquisition of more than 80,000 additional images to support MESSENGER's science goals.

For information regarding the use of images, see the MESSENGER image use policy.

Image Credit:
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Image Addition Date:
2012-12-21