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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Mercury and the Moon: Spectacular Landscapes

Filed under pretty pictures, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mercury, MESSENGER, the Moon

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Mercury and the Moon: Spectacular Landscapes 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

Original image data dated on or about May 16, 2012.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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