Photomosaic of Mercury - Inbound View
March 17, 2003
This is a mosaic of images taken of Mercury taken from 125,000 miles away. The tiny, birightly rayed crater (just below center top) was the first recognizablefeature on the planet's surface and was named in memory of astronomerGerard Kuiper, a Mariner 10 team member.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Mariner program, Mariner 10, Mercury spacecraft, team member, Environment, Kuiper quadrangle, Kuiper, Mercury, Planet