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Photography from Atlas of Mercury


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This data set consists of various-sized negatives and positives of the maps and photos contained in the atlas of Mercury prepared for NASA by M. E. Davies, S. E. Dwornik, G. E. Gault, and R. G. Strom (NASA SP-423). The atlas is in sections, designated H (for Hermes to distinguish from M which is used for Mars) and each section has a shaded relief map at scale 1:5,000,000. Some of the photos are mosaics and some are individual ones in high resolution. The map is followed by a computer-enhanced photomosaic (designated A) and in turn followed by high-resolution photos of smaller sections in the area (designated B and C). Some stereopairs are designated 1-1, 1-2 etc.; in each pair the first number points out the location of a region and the second number points out an area within the region. Footprints of the individual and stereo pairs are shown on the maps. The photos are from all encounters.


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


  • 73-085A-01S

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Ms. Nancy J. EvansGeneral ContactNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
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