Slides of NASA MESSENGER Satellite's Pending Impact on Mercury
I really appreciate and look forward to the articles posted by NASA on their inventions and explorations. I do, however, have a couple of suggestions that could make interpretations of images more understandable to those of us who do not have the privelege of viewing the images on a regular basis with all of the technology readily available. It would be helpful if the images could have an axis superimposed on planet surfaces to help locate things like the North Pole. We can't tell (well at least I can't tell) what orientation the satellite had with respect to the planet when each of the photos were taken. Also, directing viewing to the "East" of "West" also is not helpful since those are relevant terms. Since we are looking at a two dimensional image, using "Left" and "RIght" seems more appropriate. Thank you for allowing some imput from your readers.
Jerry R. Coral Springs, FL