PIA18147: MESSENGER Near Hokusai Crater (Artist's Concept)
Target Name: Mercury
Mission: MESSENGER
Spacecraft: MESSENGER
Product Size: 3000 x 2009 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Johns Hopkins University/APL
Other Information: More artist's impressions from MESSENGER
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Original Caption Released with Image:

A depiction of the MESSENGER spacecraft is shown passing near the crater Hokusai and its extensive system of rays. Both the monochrome and enhanced color views of Mercury were obtained during MESSENGER's second Mercury flyby.

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

Image Addition Date:
2008-10-29