Video: Time-Lapsed Animation of a Mercury Day

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2012

Parts of Prokofiev crater (center) and Kandinsky crater (upper left side of Prokofiev) stay in darkness, making it possible for ice to persist on the surface. This time-lapsed animation represents nearly a full Mercury day. The illumination is derived from information provided by the Mercury Laser Altimeter.

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