Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: Mercury: Photomosaic of Borealis Quadrangle H-1

Title: 
Mercury: Photomosaic of Borealis Quadrangle H-1
Original Caption Released with Image: 
H-1 Computer Photomosaic of the Borealis Area of Mercury The Borealis Region, located in Mercury's northern hemisphere, was imaged by the Mariner 10 spacecraft during its initial approach to the planet. The north pole is visible at the top of the image. The Image Processing Lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory produced this photomosaic using computer software and techniques developed for use in processing planetary data. The images used to construct the Borealis photomosaic were taken during Mariner's flyby of Mercury. The Mariner 10 spacecraft imaged Venus in February 1974 on the way to three encounters with Mercury in March and September 1974 and in March 1975. The spacecraft took 7,000 images of during its mission. The Mariner 10 mission was managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA's Office of Space Science.
Produced By: 
JPL
Mission: 
Mariner Venus Mercury (MVM)
Spacecraft: 
Mariner 10
Target Name: 
Mercury
Is a satellite of: 
Sol (our sun)
Instrument: 
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 
5990 samples x 4162 lines
Primary Data Set: 
MARINER_VENUS_MERCURY_PAGE
Producer ID: 
PIA02243
facet_what: 
Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
facet_when: 
February 1974
facet_when_year: 
1974
Image #: 
PIA02243
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA02243
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02243