MESSENGER image of Mercury: Crater Bek

Status Report From: NASA MESSENGER
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This oblique image of Bek (32 km in diameter) is a higher-resolution NAC complement to yesterday's WAC image. The sharp crater rim is in contrast to its subdued surroundings, where crater ejecta scoured the surface and left behind many secondary craters. Date acquired: April 07, 2011 Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. More images

// end //

More status reports and news releases or top stories.

Please follow SpaceRef on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.