Mercury in 3D

Mercury in 3D
The crater Kertesz on Mercury, viewable in 3D using red-blue glasses. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

The robotic spacecraft MESSENGER, now in orbit around the first planet, shot this image of the crater known as Kertesz. By combining two images into an anaglyph, this view can be seen in 3D with the use of red-blue glasses. The team that created this picture notes that better results may be achieved by tilting the head slightly to the left.

Notable in Kertesz are several examples of the mysterious hollows of Mercury.