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Debussy in Color

Debussy in Color

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NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Bill Dunford

Debussy in Color
Mercury's terminator--the line dividing night from day--and the striking crater Debussy, as seen by the MESSENGER orbiter. Mercury would appear largely gray if you flew there in person. But the subtle colors of its surface come alive if you increase the saturation level as I've done here.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Bill Dunford

Original image data dated on or about March 21, 2012

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