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  • Mona Evans

    Spider Crater in Caloris Basin on the planet Mercury. NASA's Messenger probe took the picture of this dramatic impact crater. It looks a bit like a spider waiting in the middle of its web. Mona Evans, "Cosmic Halloween Tour" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52161.asp

  • iScrubs.com

    The Spider Date: 14 Jan 2008 The Narrow Angle Camera of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) on the MESSENGER spacecraft obtained this high-resolution image of the floor of the Caloris basin. Last Update: 1 Apr 2011 (AMB) Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington The Narrow Angle Camera of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) on the MESSENGER spacecraft obtained this high-resolution image of the floor of the Caloris basin.

  • Di Locke-Carmichael

    When imaging the center of Mercury's extremely large Caloris Basin, MESSENGER spacecraft found a crater, pictured above, with a set of unusual rays emanating out from its center. A crater with such troughs has never been seen before anywhere in our Solar System. What isn't clear is the relation of the crater to the radial troughs.

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