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Photos of Mercury on 70mm Film


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

Time span: 1974-03-29 to 1974-04-02


This data set consists of the first-encounter photography of Mercury from Mariner 10. Each frame contains the picture image, two gray scales below it, and a data block to the right of the picture. One gray scale (left) is the data input, and the other gray scale (right) is the film output. The camera designation and frame number are printed below the picture frames. The photography of the pictures and gray scales is very good, but the printing of the frame number and gray scale values is poor; in some cases the printing is so faint that it is almost illegible. The data block printing is adequate. These data are available in digital tape format from Susan La Voie, Mail Stop 168-514, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.


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


  • 73-085A-01D

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Kenneth P. KlaasenData ProviderNASA Jet Propulsion
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