Planet Mercury
Debussy Crater

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
Date acquired: March 29, 2011 Image Mission Elapsed Time (MET): 209877871 Image ID: 65056 Instrument: Wide Angle Camera (WAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) Center Latitude: -53.3 Center Longitude: 13.0 E Resolution: 2.7 kilometers/pixel (1.7 miles/pixel) Scale: Debussy Crater has a diameter of 80 kilometers (50 miles) Of Interest: Early this morning, March 29th 2011. at 5:20 am EDT, MESSENGER captured this historic image of Mercury. This image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the Solar System's innermost planet. Over the subsequent six hours, MESSENGER acquired an additional 363 images before downlinking some of the data to Earth. Click the Link below for the Rest of the pictures and tons of info about Messenger and Mercury!
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