posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 05:40 AM
Well not really
But they did find an approximation and it at least shows NASA has a sense of humour
Nasa is great in many ways. Sure many organisations would be able to get a man on the moon or a spacecraft out of the solar system if they had the
But would they retain their sense of humour?
The agency posted this press release on their website today to point out the similarity between a lump of rock the Messenger probe had photographed on
Mercury and Han Solo after he was encased in carbonite by Jabba the Hutt in the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back.
For you space types this is the Techie stuff
Date acquired: July 27, 2011
Image Mission Elapsed Time (MET): 220245203
Image ID: 556691
Instrument: Wide Angle Camera (WAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)
Center Latitude: 51.9°
Center Longitude: 167.6° E
Resolution: 75 meters/pixel
Scale: This scene is 96 km (59.7 mi.) across
Incidence Angle: 84.5°
Emission Angle: 35.3°
Phase Angle: 119.8°
North is up in this image.
edit on 22/9/13 by cody599 because: (no reason given)