The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Mercury and the Moon: Spectacular Landscapes
Filed under pretty pictures, Mercury, the Moon, MESSENGER, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
On the left, the floor of the Moon's Mare Ingenii, "the Sea of Cleverness," as seen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. On the right, Mercury's Caloris Planitia, "the Plains of Heat," often called the Caloris Basin, as seen by the MESSENGER probe.
Mercury: NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Carnegie Institution of Washington | Moon: NASA / GSFC / ASU
This image is in the public domain.
Original image data dated on or about May 16, 2012
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