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Finely-textured slope patches on Mercury

Finely-textured slope patches on Mercury

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NASA / JHUAPL / CIW / Misha Kreslavsky et al.

Finely-textured slope patches on Mercury
During its final months in orbit, MESSENGER took some very close-up views of Mercury's surface. Among the interesting textures it observed at close range was a type of terrain Misha Kreslavsky and coworkers have termed "finely-textured slope patches", which have no equivalent on the Moon.

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