January 14, 2008
Image Mission Elapsed Time (MET):
Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)
280 meters/pixel (0.17 miles/pixel)
Eastman is 80 kilometers (50 miles) in diameter
11,000 kilometers (6,800 miles)
This NAC image shows Eastman, a crater newly named
for Sioux author Charles A. (Ohiyesa) Eastman (1858-1939) and first seen by spacecraft by MESSENGER during the mission's first Mercury flyby. Eastman exhibits some features characteristic of a fresh, relatively young crater. The walls of Eastman have clearly visible terraces, and the central peak structure is well preserved. Eastman is located near Xiao Zhao
, a crater previously named in April 2008.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
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