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Mercury Globe: 0N, 90E
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Mercury Globe: 0N, 90E
Release Date: November 30, 2011
Topics: Caloris, Global Views, HD Resolution Images, NAC, Named Craters, Rembrandt, WAC



Instrument: Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) and Wide Angle Camera (WAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)
Resolution: 2.5 km/pixel
Scale: Mercury's diameter is 4880 kilometers (3030 miles)
Map Projection: orthographic
Center Latitude: 0
Center Longitude: 90

Of Interest: The above image shows an orthographic projection of this global mosaic centered at 0N, 90E. The peak-ring basin Rachmaninoff can be seen in the northwest portion of the globe, Rembrandt basin can be seen towards the south, and Eminescu and Raditladi can be seen just east of center. The edge of the Caloris basin is just visible along the eastern edge of this globe.

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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