Mercury

Mercury

R320/0046 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 38.2MB

Downloadable file size: 3.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NASA/VRS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mercury. Composite of images of Mercury seen from the Mariner 10 spacecraft. Numerous meteorite impact craters are seen. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, orbiting at an average distance of 58 million kilometres, less than half the Sun- Earth distance. Mercury is 4880 kilometres across, less than half the size of Earth. It is a rocky planet that orbits the Sun in 88 Earth days. With a rotational period of 59 Earth days, it rotates three times in two Mercury years, with one sunrise in those two Mercury years. Its temperatures range from 400 to -170 degrees Celsius. Mariner 10 flew past Mercury three times from 1974-1975.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1974, 1975, astronomy, closest, composite, cosmology, crater, craters, exploration, extreme temperatures, first, gibbous, heat, hot, impact, mariner 10, mercury, monochrome, mosaic, nasa, nearest, planet, planetary, research, rock, rocky, science, small, solar system, space, universe

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.