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  Mercury - Ride Along with the NAC
Mercury - Ride Along with the NAC
Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Uploader comment: Date acquired: March 08, 2012 Image Mission Elapsed Time (MET): 239703718 Image ID: 1490467 Instrument: Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) Center Latitude: 1.60 Center Longitude: 356.5 E Resolution: 165 meters/pixel Scale: Scene is approximately 160 km (100 miles) from top to bottom Incidence Angle: 4.2 Emission Angle: 82.3 Phase Angle: 78.0 Of Interest: This high-resolution image of Mercury's limb is part of a new type of observation that MESSENGER will use throughout the extended mission: the NAC ride-along imaging campaign. When data volume is available and MDIS is not acquiring images for its other campaigns, high-resolution NAC images are obtained of the surface.


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