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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-26 Mercury Clementine
MESSENGER
Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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The Whole of the Moon
PIA14823:
The Whole of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-28 Mercury Dawn
MESSENGER
Framing Camera
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Worlds Apart
PIA15347:
Worlds Apart
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-07 Mercury Mariner 10
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MDIS - Narrow Angle
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The Tolstoj Impact Basin
PIA14332:
The Tolstoj Impact Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-07 Mercury Mariner 10
MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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Goethe - Then and Now
PIA14333:
Goethe - Then and Now
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-14 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This crater illustrates the narrow hummocky rim facies, radial ridges, and surrounding extensive field of secondary craters. This image of Mercury was taken by NASA's Mariner 10.
PIA02420:
Terraced Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-15 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows a scarp (upper left corner of the image) about 130 kilometers long cutting two craters (older crater is at extreme left corner, younger is diagonally below).
PIA02432:
Crater Rim Offset 10 Kilometers by Scarp
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-07 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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Updated calibration and subsequent mosaicing led to substantial improvements in NASA's Mariner 10 color image data; the spacecraft launched in 1974.
PIA02440:
Incoming Hemisphere - Enhanced Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-18 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02447:
Scarps Confined to Crater Floors - High Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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).
PIA02941:
Mercury's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-15 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows a broadly curved lobate scarp running from left to right in the large crater to the right of center in this image.
PIA02431:
Curved Lobate Scarp on Crater Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-15 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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Antoniadi Ridge, over 450 kilometers long, runs along the right side of this acquired image during NASA's Mariner 10's first encounter with Mercury after its launch in 1974.
PIA02430:
Antoniadi Ridge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-14 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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The craters in this image NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft, which launched in 1974, have interior rings of mountains and ejecta deposits which are scarred by deep secondary crater chain groves.
PIA02423:
Crater Chain Groves Inside Larger Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This mosaic, made from over 140 individual TV frames taken about two hours after encounter, shows the planet Mercury as seen by NASA's Mariner 10 as it sped away from the planet on March 29, 1974.
PIA02418:
Outgoing Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-23 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This computer generated mosaic from NASA's Mariner 10 is of Mercury's Tolstoj Quadrangle, named for the ancient Tolstoj crater located in the lower center of the image.
PIA00068:
Mercury: Photomosaic of the Tolstoj Quadrangle H-8
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-15 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, features a 140 kilometer diameter crater and its surrounding zone of secondary craters. T
PIA02424:
Large Mercurian Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft was coaxed into a third and final encounter with Mercury in March of 1975. This is one of the highest resolution images of Mercury acquired by the spacecraft.
PIA02416:
High Resolution View of Mercury
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-12 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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The first image of Mercury acquired by NASA's Mariner 10 in 1974. Mariner 10's trajectory brought it behind the lighted hemisphere of Mercury in order to acquire important measurements with other instruments.
PIA00437:
Planet Mercury
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-08 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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Cratered terrain very similar to that on the Moon is shown in this TV photo of Mercury taken by NASA's Mariner 10. Numerous small craters and linear grooves radial to the crater can be seen.
PIA02408:
Mercury's Cratered Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-08 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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A dark, smooth, relatively uncratered area on Mercury was photographed two hours after NASA's Mariner 10 flew by the planet. The prominent, sharp crater with a central peak is 30 kilometers (19 miles) across.
PIA02412:
Uncratered Area on Mercury
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-07 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This photograph of Mercury was taken by NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft shows smooth plains areas on Mercury that are thought to be volcanic in origin with lava flows filling in heavily cratered areas.
PIA02438:
Heavily Cratered Terrain and Smooth Plain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-14 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This photograph of Mercury, taken by NASA's Mariner 10, shows two prominent rayed craters. Bright halos extend as far as 2 crater diameters beyond crater rims. Individual rays extend from halo.
PIA02429:
Prominent Rayed Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (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.
PIA02937:
Heavily Cratered Terrain at South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-06 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02943:
300 Kilometer Long Scarp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-24 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02961:
Mercury at First Encounter Closest Approach
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-24 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02962:
Large Circular Basin - 1300-km diameter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-18 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA03104:
Photomosaic of Mercury - Outbound View
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-08 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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After passing Mercury the first time and making a trip around the Sun, NASA's Mariner 10 again flew by Mercury on Sept. 21, 1974. This encounter brought the spacecraft in front of Mercury in the southern hemisphere.
PIA02414:
Similarities to Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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After passing Mercury the first time and making a trip around the Sun, NASA's Mariner 10 again flew by Mercury on Sept. 21, 1974. This encounter brought the spacecraft in front of Mercury in the southern hemisphere.
PIA02413:
Hero Rupes Scarp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02949:
Small Craters Engulfed by Smooth Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-08 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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A fresh new crater in the center of an older crater basin is shown in this picture of the surface of Mercury taken March 29, 1974 by NASA's Mariner 10.
PIA02409:
Fresh Crater in Center of Older Crater Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-08 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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After passing Mercury the first time and making a trip around the Sun, NASA's Mariner 10 again flew by Mercury on Sept. 21, 1974. The south pole is located on the right hand edge of Chao Meng Fu crater that has only its rim sticking up into the light.
PIA02415:
Mercury's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-15 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, includes part of the floor of the Caloris basin showing the ridges and fractures.
PIA02422:
Ridges and Fractures on Floor of Caloris Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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
PIA02936:
Double Ring Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02944:
Small Craters Peppering South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-19 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02236:
Mercury: Photomosaic of the Kuiper Quadrangle H-6
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-11 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA03102:
Mercury's Caloris Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-17 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA03103:
Photomosaic of Mercury - Inbound View
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-08 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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NASA's Mariner 10 took this picture some 2 1/2 hours before it passed Mercury on March 29, 1974. The bright-floored crater is the center of a very large bright area which could be seen in pictures from more than two million miles distant
PIA02411:
Kuiper Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02940:
Densely Cratered Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-18 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows hilly and lineated terrain and a patch of smooth plains in a large degraded crater.
PIA02445:
Hilly and Lineated Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-18 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows plains filling this basin are uniformly brighter and slightly redder than the surrounding cratered terrain.
PIA02443:
Smooth Volcanic Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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).
PIA02945:
South Pole - Ridges, Scarps, Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-15 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is a high-resolution picture of a 65-kilometer diameter crater and the scarp transecting its floor.
PIA02434:
Crater Rim Offset 10 kilometers by Scarp-High Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-14 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows a crater just north of the Caloris Planitia displays interior and central peaks rising up from a hilly floor.
PIA02419:
Interior Peaks and Hilly Floored Crater
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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.
PIA02948:
Old Basin Filled by Smooth Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-08 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft was coaxed into a third and final encounter with Mercury in March of 1975. This is one of the highest resolution images of Mercury acquired by the spacecraft. The prominent scarp snaking up the image was named Discovery Rupes.
PIA02417:
Discovery Rupes Scarp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-15 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows young craters superposed on smooth plains. Larger young craters have central peaks, flat floors, terraced walls, and radial ejecta deposits.
PIA02425:
Young Craters on Smooth Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-15 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows that several west-facing lobate scarps occur in the hummocky plains interpreted as Caloris ejecta.
PIA02426:
Lobate Scarps within the Hummocky Plains East of Caloris Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-14 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the northeastern quadrant of the Caloris basin and shows the smooth hills and domes between the inner and outer scarps and the well-developed radial system east of the outer scarp
PIA02427:
Northeastern Quadrant of the Caloris Basin
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, was taken during the spacecraft's first encounter with Mercury.
PIA02428:
Lineated Terrain
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, shows several scarps, which appear to be confined to crater floors. The scarp in the crater at the upper left of the image has been diverted by the central peaks.
PIA02433:
Scarps Confined to Crater Floors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-15 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is located about 500 km east of the Caloris basin and shows hummocky plains interpreted as Caloris ejecta in the upper half of the picture and smooth plains in the lower half.
PIA02421:
Hummocky and Smooth Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02946:
Large Circular Basin Flooded and then Cratered
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02947:
Intercrater Plains and Heavily Cratered Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-26 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02237:
Mercury: Photomosaic of the Michelangelo Quadrangle H-12
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-10 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02243:
Mercury: Photomosaic of Borealis Quadrangle H-1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-01 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02255:
Mercury: Beethoven Quadrangle, H-7
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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As NASA's Mariner 10 approached Mercury at nearly seven miles per second on March 29, 1974, its TV camera took this picture from an altitude of 35,000 kilometers (21,700 miles) The picture shows a heavily-cratered surface with many low hills
PIA02407:
Mercury's Heavily Cratered Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-07 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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Caloris Basin on Mercury, is one of the largest basins in the solar system, its diameter exceeds 1300 kilometers and is in many ways similar to the great Imbrium basin on the Moon. This image is from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974.
PIA02439:
Caloris Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-18 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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Intercrater plains and heavily cratered terrain typical of much of Mercury outside the area affected by the formation of the Caloris basin are shown in this image taken during the NASA's Mariner 10's first encounter with Mercury in 1974.
PIA02444:
Intercrater Plains and Heavily Cratered Terrain - First Encounter
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One of the most prominent lobate scarps (Discovery Scarp), photographed by NASA's Mariner 10 during it's first encounter with Mercury, is located at the center of this image (extending from the top to near bottom).
PIA02446:
Discovery Scarp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA02938:
Field of Bright Rays
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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.
PIA02939:
Dark-rimmed Crater and Extensive Ejecta Blanket
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the southern hemisphere of Mercury.
PIA03101:
Mercury's Southern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-23 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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.
PIA00067:
Mercury: Photomosaic of the Shakespeare Quadrangle of Mercury (Southern Half) H-3
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-08 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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NASA's Mariner 10 took this picture of the densely cratered surface of Mercury when the spacecraft was 18,200 kilometers (8085 miles) from the planet on March 29, 1974.
PIA02410:
Mercury's Densely Cratered Surface
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This image, from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft which launched in 1974, is of the northern half of Mercury's Shakespeare Quadrangle.
PIA00066:
Mercury: Photomosaic of the Shakespeare Quadrangle (Northern Half) H-3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Mercury Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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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
PIA02942:
Large Double-ringed Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-10 Mercury Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from an animation shows five versions of observations that NASA's Curiosity made about one hour apart while Mercury was passing in front of the sun on June 3, 2014. Two sunspots, each about the diameter of Earth, also appear.
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Mercury Transit of the Sun, Seen From Mars Animation Icon
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Revisiting Rachmaninoff
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Revisiting Rachmaninoff
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Big Things Have Small Beginnings
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Big Things Have Small Beginnings
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MESSENGER Readies for its Encounter with Mercury
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MESSENGER Readies for its Encounter with Mercury
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MESSENGER Closes in on Mercury
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MESSENGER Closes in on Mercury
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MESSENGER Nears Mercury
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MESSENGER Nears Mercury
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MESSENGER has Mercury in its Sights
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MESSENGER has Mercury in its Sights
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Countdown to MESSENGER's Closest Approach with Mercury
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Countdown to MESSENGER's Closest Approach with Mercury
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Rendezvous with Mercury
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Rendezvous with Mercury Animation Icon
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MESSENGER's First Look at Mercury's Previously Unseen Side
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MESSENGER's First Look at Mercury's Previously Unseen Side
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Mercury's Cratered Surface
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Mercury's Cratered Surface
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Detailed Close-up of Mercury's Previously Unseen Surface
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Detailed Close-up of Mercury's Previously Unseen Surface
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MESSENGER Reveals Mercury in New Detail
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MESSENGER Reveals Mercury in New Detail
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MESSENGER Views Mercury's Horizon
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MESSENGER Views Mercury's Horizon
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MESSENGER Reveals Mercury's Geological History
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MESSENGER Reveals Mercury's Geological History
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Mercury's Complex Cratering History
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Mercury's Complex Cratering History
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An Overview of Mercury as MESSENGER Approached
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An Overview of Mercury as MESSENGER Approached
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First Results from the Mercury Laser Altimeter
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First Results from the Mercury Laser Altimeter
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MESSENGER's First Image after Closest Approach
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MESSENGER's First Image after Closest Approach
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Ridges and Cliffs on Mercury's Surface
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Ridges and Cliffs on Mercury's Surface
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MESSENGER Views an Intriguing Crater
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MESSENGER Views an Intriguing Crater
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Looking Toward the South Pole of Mercury
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Looking Toward the South Pole of Mercury
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First MESSENGER Spectrum of Mercury
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First MESSENGER Spectrum of Mercury
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MESSENGER Dances by Matisse
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MESSENGER Dances by Matisse
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MESSENGER Approaches Mercury
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MESSENGER Approaches Mercury Animation Icon
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Counting Mercury's Craters
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Counting Mercury's Craters
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MESSENGER's Different Views
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MESSENGER's Different Views
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Mercury's Long Cliffs
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Mercury's Long Cliffs
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A Closer Look at the Previously Unseen Side
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A Closer Look at the Previously Unseen Side
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MESSENGER's Departing Shots
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MESSENGER's Departing Shots
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MESSENGER Departs Mercury
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MESSENGER Departs Mercury Animation Icon
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Mercury's Hydrogen Tail
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Mercury's Hydrogen Tail
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