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MESSENGER's first image from Mercury orbit

MESSENGER's first image from Mercury orbit

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MESSENGER's first image from Mercury orbit
MESSENGER captured its first image of Mercury from orbit, a wide-angle shot of the southern hemisphere, on March 29, 2011.

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Original image data dated on or about March 29, 2011

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