Debussy in Color
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Mercury, MESSENGER
Mercury's terminator--the line dividing night from day--and the striking crater Debussy, as seen by the MESSENGER orbiter. Mercury would appear largely gray if you flew there in person. But the subtle colors of its surface come alive if you increase the saturation level as I've done here.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Bill Dunford
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Original image data dated on or about March 21, 2012