Mercury Transit from SOHO/MDI

  • Released Wednesday, November 8, 2006

This is a view of the planet Mercury (the tiny moving black dot) as seen by the SOHO MDI.

The narrow field-of-view for this camera mode necessitates the addition of black bars at the top and bottom of the frame to match HD720 resolution.

This movie was generated from telemetry which has undergone a minimum of processing (to deliver quickly for the media) so data dropouts and other quick-processing artifacts may be visible. Special thanks to Steele Hill of the SOHO project for this effort.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, November 8, 2006.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:55 PM EDT.


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