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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Mercury in color from Mariner 10

Filed under pretty pictures, Mercury, amateur image processing, Mariner 10, global views

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Mercury in color from Mariner 10 This mosaic of Mercury was assembled by Ted Stryk from many individual frames taken by Mariner 10 as it departed Mercury after its first flyby on March 29, 1974. The Caloris basin is just visible on the terminator (day-night boundary) on the left side of the image.

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

Stryk composed this false-color view by using ultraviolet frames in the blue channel, blue frames in the green channel, and "minus UV" in the red channel. This image represents the best global view of Mercury before MESSENGER.

Original image data dated on or about March 29, 1974.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Ted Stryk


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