IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

3 Pages V  < 1 2 3  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
MESSENGER orbital mission PDS data
john_s
post Mar 8 2014, 04:01 PM
Post #31


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 534
Joined: 3-December 04
From: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Member No.: 117



Those secondary crater images are remarkable, and they look different from what I've seen on the moon, IIRC. The craters have been almost engulfed by a ground-hugging flow that is presumably from the same impact that created the craters, but must have reached the area after the craters formed (i.e. tens of seconds later).

John
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
peter59
post Mar 10 2014, 10:39 PM
Post #32


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 529
Joined: 20-April 05
From: Poland
Member No.: 299



QUOTE (john_s @ Mar 8 2014, 05:01 PM) *
The craters have been almost engulfed by a ground-hugging flow that is presumably from the same impact that created the craters, but must have reached the area after the craters formed (i.e. tens of seconds later).

You're right, there is no doubt that formed at the same time.

Beautiful view of Mercury.
Attached Image


--------------------
Free software for planetary science (including Cassini Image Viewer).
http://members.tripod.com/petermasek/marinerall.html
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

3 Pages V  < 1 2 3
Reply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd November 2014 - 03:31 AM
RULES AND GUIDELINES
Please read the Forum Rules and Guidelines before posting.

IMAGE COPYRIGHT
Images posted on UnmannedSpaceflight.com may be copyrighted. Do not reproduce without permission. Read here for further information on space images and copyright.

OPINIONS AND MODERATION
Opinions expressed on UnmannedSpaceflight.com are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UnmannedSpaceflight.com or The Planetary Society. The all-volunteer UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderation team is wholly independent of The Planetary Society. The Planetary Society has no influence over decisions made by the UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderators.
SUPPORT THE FORUM
Unmannedspaceflight.com is a project of the Planetary Society and is funded by donations from visitors and members. Help keep this forum up and running by contributing here.