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  Mercury - Sliver of a Planet

Mercury - Sliver of a Planet
Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Uploader comment: This dramatic view was captured as the spacecraft's highly elliptical orbit positioned MESSENGER high above Mercury's southern hemisphere. The large basin with the smooth floor near the center right portion of the image is Pushkin.


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