Mercury - Mariner 10

Scarp Features in Tir Planitia, Mercury

Mariner 10 image showing scarps in the southeast Tir Planitia region of Mercury. These scarps may be volcanic flow features or compressional faults. This image was taken during the first flyby. North is up, the scarps trend from southwest to northeast. The frame is about 130 km across. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 8-10)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1974-03-29
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -04./172.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: scarp
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. 8-10, 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: FDS 62


[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