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Topographic map of Mercury. This digital elevation mapping (DEM) projection shows the features on the surface of Mercury, using data collated by USGS scientists. This view provides the first comprehensive view of Mercury's entire surface, illustrating the planet's craters, volcanoes and tectonic landforms. Mercury's surface is coloured according the topography of the surface, with regions with higher elevations coloured brown, yellow and red, and regions with lower elevations coloured blue and purple. Image published in 2016.
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