Mercury - Mariner 10

Scarp feature on the flat plains of Mercury

Mariner 10 image showing a scarp on the plains of Mercury. The SW-NE trending scarp, which may have been formed by compressional stresses, is radial to the Caloris Basin, to the southwest (north is up). The image is about 240 km across. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 3-11)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1974-03-30
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +52.50/171.00
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: scarp, crater, plains
Instrument: GEC 1-inch vidicon tube (TV) camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 700 x 832, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.38 x 0.47
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Fig. 3-11, Atlas of Mercury
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 73-085A-01S
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015