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The Impressive Rays of Hokusai

This mosaic of images from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft shows the impact crater Hokusai, located on Mercury at a latitude of 58°N. The crater has an impressive system of rays, which extend as much as a thousand kilometers (more than 600 miles) across the planet and are the longest that have yet been identified on Mercury.

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Category: Space
Selection: Planets
Uploaded: 14th December 2018
Dimensions: 5120x2880 (5K UltraHD)

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space explorationastrologyspherecosmologycosmoscratermessengerspace photographysciencesatellite imageryhokusaispacecelestial bodysurfacerocknasasolar systemplanetmercury

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