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Verdi's Encore
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Verdi's Encore
Release Date: June 10, 2011
Topics: Limb Images, , Oblique and Perspective Views, Verdi,

Date acquired: June 03, 2011
Image Mission Elapsed Time (MET): 215589743
Image ID: 333351
Instrument: Wide Angle Camera (WAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)
WAC filter: 7 (748 nanometers)
Center Latitude: 64°
Center Longitude: 190° E
Scale: Verdi is 145 km (90 mi) in diameter

Of Interest: This view off the limb of Mercury provides a unique oblique view of the crater Verdi. Topographic variation can be seen along Mercury's limb. Limb images can be used to supplement topographic measurements made using MLA, occultations, and stereo imaging.

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 is scheduled to acquire more than 75,000 images in support of MESSENGER's science goals.

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

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