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MESSENGER's first view of Mercury

MESSENGER's first view of Mercury

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MESSENGER's first view of Mercury
MESSENGER snapped this image of a crescent Mercury on January 9, 2008 when it was about 2.7 million kilometers from the planet.

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

Original image data dated on or about January 9, 2008

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