How big is the Monet crater on Mercury?

How big is the Monet crater on Mercury?

The Monet is a 203 km wide crater on Mercury named after the French painter Claude Monet. Mozart Mozart has a diameter of 241 km and is located extremely near to the Caloris basin. These two features appear on all images of Mercury taken by MESSENGER so far.

Mozart was discovered in 1973 by American astronomers James B. Joy and Richard K. Ulrich using data from the Lick Observatory in California. They estimated its size by calculating the distance between its apparent center and several prominent features on the surface. The discovery paper was published in the journal Science.

Monet was first observed by American astronomer Carl A. Vogel using photographs taken by Giuseppe Piazzi during his expedition to the Sun in 1846. Vogel reported his findings in an article published in the New York Journal of Mathematics and Astronomy. He named it "Piazzia Merce" (Piazzi's Sea) in honor of his employer, the director of the Turin Observatory where most of the photographs were taken.

Vogel later learned about the new planet being discovered by Johann Galle with the help of Friedrich Giesel. In 1865, they both visited Piazzi's site on Mercury together with Italian astronomer Alessandro Cocco.

What is one of the largest features on Mercury?

The Caloris Basin, a 960-mile-wide impact crater produced early in Mercury's history, is one of the planet's most noteworthy features. Mercury lacks rings, moons, and has a weak magnetic field. Mercury is a damaged globe, riddled with craters, ridges, and brilliant material from multiple collisions.

It is the only planet apart from Earth not to have any landmasses larger than 1,000 km across. Although 95% of its surface is still unknown, much of it appears to be hilly or mountainous terrain made up of peaks as high as 14,750 feet (4,510 m). The rest is deep space with few signs of life.

The first spacecraft to orbit another planet was _Mariner 10_, which flew by Venus on May 5, 1975. Before this mission, no one knew what lay beyond the Moon!

Venus is often called the Earth's Sister Planet because they are both planets of the Solar System that appear to lie within the night sky during an evening sunset. They are also both worlds of clouds and volcanoes. But while Earth enjoys periodic warmings due to the presence of internal heat, Venus is always cold because she resides inside a cloud-covered planetoid called Venusian Cloud Cover that blocks out most of the sun's light. No one knows how long this cloud cover has been there but estimates range from 100 million years to forever.

Which is the largest impact basin on Mercury?

This is one of the solar system's greatest impact basins and the largest feature on Mercury. The Caloris Basin has a diameter of 1300 kilometers (810 miles). Mariner 10 only captured half of the basin in the 1970s, but the picture was completed by the MESSENGER mission. The image shows a portion of the planet's north pole, with the North Pole itself visible as a dark area surrounded by light-colored ice caps.

Caloris is so large that it would cover most of Connecticut or Delaware on Earth. It formed when a huge chunk of rock about the size of Delaware crashed into Mercury about 3 billion years ago, creating a crater more than 1300 km across.

The image was taken by MESSENGER's Low Altitude Mapping Orbiter which was placed into orbit around Mercury in April 2011. From this distance, features smaller than 100 km (62 miles) can be resolved.

Caloris is important because it contains significant amounts of water ice. Data from MESSENGER have revealed that the entire crust of Mercury is made up of a mixture of iron and some silicon, oxygen, magnesium, calcium, aluminum, potassium, hydrogen, and helium. A small amount of uranium has also been found on the surface.

However, there is no evidence for any environmental conditions that could have produced uranium on Mercury's surface.

How big is the Caloris Basin on Mercury?

Mercury lacks a substantial atmosphere that shields it from space debris. The Caloris Basin is one of the most dramatic craters on the tiny planet. Geologists refer to craters greater than 186 miles (300 kilometers) in diameter as "basins." The Caloris Basin is about 500 miles (800 kilometers) in diameter.

It was named after the mythological god of fire, Hephaestus. Scientists believe that it formed when Mercury's inner core collapsed, causing the surface to collapse with it.

The basin overlies dense rock which may be similar to basalt, an oceanic crustal material. It is thought that tidal forces may have widened the basin over time.

Caloris is also one of the only places on Mercury where geologists have found evidence of past water activity. The best explanation for this is that the crater was once connected to the ocean and drained through a small hole or crack in its surface. Today this putative sea bed lies at least 200 miles (320 kilometers) below the planet's current surface.

The finding was made possible by data collected by the Mariner 9 spacecraft, which passed by Mercury in 1974. It revealed features on the far side of the planet not visible from Earth-based telescopes.

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