The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Filed under pretty pictures, Mercury, amateur image processing, MESSENGER
The MESSENGER spacecraft captured this view of Mercury's terminator, the dividing line between night and day, near the planet's south pole on August 5, 2012. The double-ringed, unnamed crater at the center right is about 155 km (96 miles) across.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Bill Dunford
Original image data dated on or about August 5, 2012.
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