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Press Release Photos of Mercury + Venus

NSSDCA ID: PSPA-00205

Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1974-02-04 to 1974-04-03

Description

This data set is composed of 4- x 5-in. photos of Venus and Mercury released by JPL. The photos are both far and near encounter images. Those of Venus show views of its cloud structure but no surface details. The far images of Mercury show its distant moon-like appearance, while close-up photos reveal ridge and rille patterns not found on the moon or any other planet investigated so far (including the earth). The quality is generally good. The identification numbers of these photos were assigned by the Public Information Office (PIO) of NASA, and are independent from the NSSDC identification system. The photos may be ordered by the PIO number.

Disciplines

  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Old NSSDCA ID

  • 73-085A-01E

Additional Information

Spacecraft

Experiments

Questions or comments about this data collection can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office.

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Kenneth P. KlaasenData ProviderNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratorykklaasen@mail3.jpl.nasa.gov
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