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This NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) planet profile provides data and images of the planet Mercury. These data include planet size, distance from the Sun, rotation and revolution times, temperature, atmospheric composition, density, and albedo. Images of the planet include general surface features such as crater basins, the Caloris Basin, and other images taken by the Mariner 10 spacecraft.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
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Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1995-2001, California Institute of Technology. U.S. Government sponsorship acknowledged. Welcome to the Planets is a trademark of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. JPL images are available for use by the public free of charge. However, by electing to download images from this web site the user agrees that Caltech makes no warranties or representations with respect to its ownership of copyrights for the images, does not represent others who may claim to be owners of rights in the images, and makes no warranties as to the quality of the images.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-599
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Welcome to the Planets'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planetary Data System