You Can Bartok the Talk, But Can You Barwok the Walk?
May 16, 2013
Release Date: May 14, 2013 Topics: Color Images, Crater Rays, Craters with Dark Material, Limb Images, Named Craters, WAC Date acquired: April 26, 2013 Image Mission Elapsed Time (MET): 9290850, 9290842, 9290838 Image ID: 3954216, 3954214, 3954213 Instrument: Wide Angle Camera (WAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) WAC filters: 9, 7, 6 (996, 748, 433 nanometers) in red, green, and blue Center Latitude: -34.0° Center Longitude: 221.1° E Resolution: 559 meters/pixel Scale: Bartok crater is about 117 km (73 mi.) in diameter Incidence Angle: 40.8° Emission Angle: 58.2° Phase Angle: 28.0° Of Interest: This stunning color image shows the complex crater Bartok as well as the limb of Mercury. The white spot to the right of Bartok in this image is the site of a young, rayed crater approximately 11 km (7 miles) in diameter. North is to the bottom left in this image. This image was acquired as a targeted high-resolution 11-color image set. Acquiring 11-color targets is a new campaign that began in March 2013 and that utilizes all of the WAC's 11 narrow-band color filters. Because of the large data volume involved, only features of special scientific interest are targeted for imaging in all 11 colors. The MESSENGER spacecraft is the first ever to orbit the planet Mercury, and the spacecraft's seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation are unraveling the history and evolution of the Solar System's innermost planet. During the first two years of orbital operations, MESSENGER acquired over 150,000 images and extensive other data sets. MESSENGER is capable of continuing orbital operations until early 2015. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
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