Mercury, MESSENGER January 2008 flyby

Mercury, MESSENGER January 2008 flyby

C001/3549 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.3MB

Downloadable file size: 549.3KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Mercury. MESSENGER image of the previously unseen hemisphere of Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun. The MESSENGER (Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft was launched from Earth in August 2004. After a series of flybys of Earth, Venus and Mercury, to slow the spacecraft down, it will enter orbit around Mercury in March 2011 on a year-long mission to map and study the surface. This image was obtained about 80 minutes after MESSENGER's closest approach to Mercury on 14th January 2008, when the spacecraft was at a distance of about 27000 kilometres.

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

Keywords: 1, 14 january, 14/01/2008, 14th january, 2008, 21st century, astronomical, astronomy, caloris basin, cratered, craters, exploration, fly by, fly-by, flyby, from space, geochemistry and ranging, geological, geology, gibbous, impact crater, inner, mdis, mercury, mercury dual imaging system, mercury surface, messenger, mission, one, planet, planetary, planetary science, research, rocky, single, solar system, space, space environment, spacecraft image, spaceflight, wac, wide angle camera

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