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  Mercury - I Walk the Line

Mercury - I Walk the Line
Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Uploader comment: Date acquired: January 20, 2012 Image Mission Elapsed Time (MET): 235551551 Image ID: 1289763 Instrument: Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) Center Latitude: -35.87 Center Longitude: 19.45 E Resolution: 175 meters/pixel Scale: The scene is about 211 km (130 mi.) wide. Incidence Angle: 68.3 Emission Angle: 36.1 Phase Angle: 97.3 Of Interest: This view shows a remarkable line of secondary craters, formed by a set of similar-sized blocks thrown out by the impact that formed an unnamed 150-km diameter crater, whose rim is just to the southeast of the lower right end of the crater chain.

   

 
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