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MESSENGER Crater Hollows Mosaic

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is the first probe ever to orbit the planet Mercury. It arrived in orbit around the innermost planet in our solar system in…Read More »





2011 and is expected to last until at least 2015. So far, the probe has snapped more than 200,000 photos of Mercury. Here: Scientists with NASA's MESSENGER probe created this mosaic image showing a 9-mile (15 kilometers) crater on Mercury's surface. Image uploaded Feb. 7, 2014. [See the Full Story Behind this Mercury Photo Here]   Less «
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