Science and Exploration

John Lennon’s Crater on Mercury

By Keith Cowing
December 22, 2013
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John Lennon’s Crater on Mercury
John Lennon Crater on Mercury

Lennon crater was recently named to honor English musician/singer/songwriter John Lennon (1940-1980).
This image was acquired as part of MDIS’s high-resolution stereo imaging campaign. Images from the stereo imaging campaign are used in combination with the surface morphology base map or the albedo base map to create high-resolution stereo views of Mercury’s surface, with an average resolution of 200 meters/pixel. Viewing the surface under the same Sun illumination conditions but from two or more viewing angles enables information about the small-scale topography of Mercury’s surface to be obtained.

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