Mercury - Mariner 10

Hesiod crater and Discovery Rupes on Mercury, stereo pair

Mariner 10 stereo pair of the Hesiod crater and Discovery Rupes (scarp) on Mercury. Hesiod is the crater just below and left of the center of this image, with a smaller crater embedded within. It is located at 58 S, 35.5 W and has a diameter of 90 km. Part of the 500 km long Discovery Rupes runs along the left edge of the image, and shows relief up to one km across the scarp. The left image was taken during the second flyby, and the right during the first. North is at 11:00. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 11-26)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -57.,033.
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: scarp, rupes, stereo
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. 11-26, 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 27398 (R)


[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