Mercury in color from Mariner 10
Stryk composed this false-color view by using ultraviolet frames in the blue channel, blue frames in the green channel, and "minus UV" in the red channel. This image represents the best global view of Mercury before MESSENGER.
Original image data dated on or about March 29, 1974.
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