Surface of Mercury, MESSENGER image

Surface of Mercury, MESSENGER image

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Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Surface of Mercury. View of the cratered surface of the planet Mercury. The Basho crater, an 80-km-diameter complex crater with a prominent central peak, can be seen near the center of the image. Imaged by NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft, on 11th January 2012.

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