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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Blue Degas

Filed under pretty pictures, Mercury, MESSENGER

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Blue Degas Mercury's Degas crater reflects a bright blue hue in this enhanced-color image from the MESSENGER orbiter. At full resolution, this image shows about 231 meters per pixel. Steep crater walls, central peaks, and striations on the crater floor are visible at this scale.

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

Original image data dated on or about December 12, 2011.

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


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