Mercury - Mariner 10

Photomosaic of Caloris Basin, Mercury (stereographic)

Mariner 10 mosaic of Caloris Basin, Mercury. This computer generated stereomosaic shows half of the Caloris Basin, bisected by the terminator. This feature, created by a giant impact, is over 700 km in diameter. Note the multiple rings and complex interior structure. The images for this mosaic were taken during Mariner 10's third encounter with Mercury. North is up. (Mariner 10, Atlas of Mercury, Fig. 3-F)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1975-03-16
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +30.00/184.00
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Basin, Crater
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-F, 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