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MESSENGER Provides New Data about Mercury

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This spectacular view of the crater Degas was obtained as a high-resolution targeted observation (90 m/pixel). Impact melt coats its floor, and as the melt cooled and shrank, it formed the cracks observed across the crater. For context, Mariner 10’s view of Degas is shown at left. Degas is 52 km in diameter and is centered at 37.1° N, 232.8° E.

Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messenger/media/NewsConference20110616.html

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June 17, 2011 at 8:54 am

Posted in ASTRONOMY, SPACE

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