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Mercury's Terminator

Mercury's Terminator

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NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Bill Dunford

Mercury's Terminator
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.

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Original image data dated on or about August 5, 2012

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