New photo of Mercury

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  1. FemurBone

    FemurBone Vice Admiral Admiral

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    New Photo of Mercury taken by NASA's Messenger probe. It was taken a few days ago. It's a photo of the previously unseen side.

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  2. Maurice

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    What's that black slab standing in that crater for? ;)
     
  3. Mark de Vries

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    It's visually not the most amazing planet, but still: it's a look at part of a world we've never seen. Those four or five dark-rimmed craters in the upper right seem to have thrown up a layer of grey dust around them. It's as if they covered up a large area on impact. We don't see that anywhere else on the surface.
     
  4. Zachary Smith

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    How shockingly different than any photos of Mercury we've ever seen before . . .
     
  5. Brent

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    Very awesome!

    What is Messengers mission?
     
  6. All Seeing Eye

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    Wouldnt it be cool to send a big bunch of nukes and make our own crater bigger than all the rest. ;)
     
  7. T J

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    Welcome to Wiki.
     
  8. Spider

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    You can follow the mission and look at more pictures at NASA's Messanger web site.
     
  9. Brent

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    Thanks, I found it, VERY cool!
     
  10. Ronald Held

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    Thanks for posting the image.