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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Mercury and the Moon

Filed under pretty pictures, Mercury, MESSENGER, the Moon

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Mercury and the Moon Mercury (left) and the Earth's moon (right). Both are seen here in completely natural--but stretched--color. The MESSENGER spacecraft photographed Mercury as it flew by the planet. The moon was captured by astrophotographer Eric Kilby. They are not shown to scale; Mercury is larger than the moon.

Mercury: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington | Moon: Eric Kilby

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about January 14, 2008

 

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