SP-424 The Voyage of Mariner 10

Fig. 6-7. Over the next few days, series of mosaics were constructed showing a wealth of detail in the ultraviolet markings of the planet. The relatively quick rotation of the markings was confirmed (a) and a picture built up of the cloud pattern around the entire planet (b). On the right side of (b) the pictures were taken from greater distances, so detail is lacking compared with the left side of the picture.

Fig. 6-7. Over the next few days, series of mosaics were constructed showing a wealth of detail in the ultraviolet markings of the planet. The relatively quick rotation of the markings was confirmed (a) and a picture built up of the cloud pattern around the entire planet (b). On the right side of (b) the pictures were taken from greater distances, so detail is lacking compared with the left side of the picture.


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