Craters on Mercury, MESSENGER image

Craters on Mercury, MESSENGER image

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

Caption: Craters on Mercury. View of the Bronte (top right) and Degas (blue) craters on the surface of the planet Mercury. These craters are located in the Sobkou Planitia, a plains region formed through past volcanic activity. Imaged by NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft, on 12th December 2011.

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