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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Radar image of Mercury's north pole

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Radar image of Mercury's north pole Arecibo Observatory S-band radar image of the north polar region of Mercury. The image measures 450 kilometers (280 miles) on a side. The bright features are bright to radar and could be ice deposits on permanently shadowed crater floors.

J. Harmon, P. Perrilat, and M. Slade

 

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