Previously unseen side of Mercury

Previously unseen side of Mercury

Fig. 6.8 . A mosaic of images collected as the MESSENGER spacecraft viewed Mercury obliquely on its first approach on 6 October 2008. The Rembrandt impact basin, 715 kilometers in diameter and also shown in Figure 6.14, is seen at the center as night was falling across the planetís eastern (right) edge.

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University