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!