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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Caloris Basin, Mercury, as seen by Mariner 10

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Caloris Basin, Mercury, as seen by Mariner 10 The Caloris Basin is one of the largest basins in the solar system at approximately 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) in diameter. Only half of it was seen by Mariner 10 as it sped past Mercury in 1974.

NASA / JPL / Mark Robinson


Original image data dated on or about March 29, 1974.

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


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