Mercury Transit of the Sun

  • Released Wednesday, May 7th, 2003
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:57PM
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Video slate image reads "Mercury transit of the SunThe planet Mercury is visible passing between the Sun and the TRACE spacecraft".

Video slate image reads "Mercury transit of the Sun

The planet Mercury is visible passing between the Sun and the TRACE spacecraft".



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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, Sam Freeland (LMSAL), Dawn Myers (GSFC), Carolus J. Schrijver (LMSAL)


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Datasets used in this visualization

  • TRACE

    ID: 106
    2003-05-07T04:32:04 to 2003-05-07T08:08:57

    The TRACE satellite views the Sun at ultraviolet wavelengths with high temporal (approximately 1-12 seconds) and spatial (1 arcsecond per pixel) resolution. Launched on April 2, 1998, it orbits the Earth in a Sun-synchronous orbit.

    This dataset can be found at: http://sunland.gsfc.nasa.gov/smex/trace/

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