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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

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    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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Two Views of Mercury Date: 10 Dec 2009 This composite image of Mercury's Caloris basin was created with pictures from Mariner 10 (right portion) and MESSENGER images. Last Update: 6 Apr 2011 (AMB) Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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Hollows on Mercury: NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft discovered strange hollows on the surface of Mercury. Images taken from orbit reveal thousands of peculiar depressions at a variety of longitudes and latitudes, ranging in size from 60 feet to over a mile across and 60 to 120 feet deep. Last Update: 29 Feb 2012 (AMB) Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington At the Edge of Darkness The MESSENGER spacecraft returned this close view of Petronius Crater near the north pole of Mercury. The floor of the 36-km crater, which never sees the sun, hides deposits of water ice.

The Mineral Moon (NASA/JPL) - this mosaic of 53 images was recorded by the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft as it passed near our own large natural satellite in 1992. The pictures were recorded through three spectral filters and combined in an exaggerated false-color scheme to explore the composition of the lunar surface as changes in mineral content produce subtle color differences in reflected light.

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