John Lennon and Mercury has something in common

John Lennon Crater on Mercury (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington)
John Lennon Crater on Mercury (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington)

Now Mercury has a crater named after English musician/singer/songwriter John Lennon (1940-1980), i.e. Lennon crater that has recently been named.

This crater is about 95 km (59 mi.) in diameter. The resolution of the image is showing 165 meters/pixel.

From MESSENGER,

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.

Source:

MESSENGER images – http://goo.gl/4vqwX4

Usman Zafar Paracha

Usman Zafar Paracha is a sort of entrepreneur. He is the author of "Color Atlas of Statistics", and the owner of an Android game "Faily Rocket."

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