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Victoria Rupes in 3D

Victoria Rupes in 3D

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

Victoria Rupes in 3D
Two views from the MESSENGER spacecraft of Mercury's Victoria Rupes, a long cliff that resulted when the planet shrank as it cooled. The second angle is made possible by combining visual photography with elevation data obtained by the orbiter. Anyone can now browse these 3D views at the MESSENGER web site.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Bill Dunford

Original image data dated on or about February 10, 2012

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