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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Gullies in the rim of a volcanic vent, Copland crater, Mercury

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Gullies in the rim of a volcanic vent, Copland crater, Mercury This image shows the wall of a volcanic vent located between the Rachmaninoff basin and Copland crater. The steep wall of the vent reveals high-reflectance layers and outcrops in which hollows are forming. The wall also has beautiful fluting in the form of gullies sculpted by landslides. The edges of the image are about 6.7 by 10.4 kilometers.


Original page on MESSENGER website

Original image data dated on or about November 29, 2014.

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


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