PIA18147: MESSENGER Near Hokusai Crater (Artist's Concept)

MESSENGER Near Hokusai Crater (Artist’s Concept)


A depiction of the MESSENGER spacecraft is shown passing near the crater Hokusai and its extensive system of rays. Both the monochrome and enhanced color views of Mercury were obtained during MESSENGER's second Mercury flyby.

Background Info:

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Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Mercury
System Mercury
Target Type Planet
Instrument Host MESSENGER
Host Type Orbiter
Extra Keywords Artwork, Color, Crater
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2008-10-29
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA18147
Identifier PIA18147