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Caloris Basin, Mercury, as seen by Mariner 10

Caloris Basin, Mercury, as seen by Mariner 10

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NASA / JPL / Mark Robinson

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.

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Original image data dated on or about March 29, 1974

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