Sunday, December 28, 2014   |   4,351 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in
  Mercury - Hello Again, Hodgkins!
Mercury - Hello Again, Hodgkins!
Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Uploader comment: Date acquired: March 13, 2012 Image Mission Elapsed Time (MET): 240165775 Image ID: 1513002 Instrument: Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) Center Latitude: 29.18 Center Longitude: 18.08 E Resolution: 34 meters/pixel Scale: Hodgkins crater is approximately 18 km (11 miles) in diameter Incidence Angle: 35.5 Emission Angle: 47.5 Phase Angle: 83.0 Of Interest: This image of the crater Hodgkins provides a great look at the beautiful interior and ejecta blanket of a fresh, rayed impact crater. From a wider perspective you can see the asymmetric ejecta distribution indicative of an impact that struck at a low angle to the surface; up close you can see that Hodgkins also formed partially atop an older crater and has a small rayed crater on its ejecta blanket.


<< Previous image in this category
 Cassini - Quieted Storm
Comments on this image:
Please Login or Register to post a comment.
Image information
March 26, 2012, 4:46 pm
File size:
Upload an image
Recent news stories
Astronaut releases Earth timelapse video
Posted 12-28-2014 | 4 comments
Alexander Gerst has created a breathtaking visual record of our planet as seen from space.
Artist inspired by abduction experiences
Posted 12-28-2014 | 9 comments
Lloyd Canning has based his artwork on visions associated with his extraterrestrial encounters.
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 2001-2014
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ