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File:Mercury in colour c1000 700 430.png


Description First high-resolution image of Mercury transmitted by the MESSENGER spacecraft (in false color, 11 narrow-band colour filters)
Date released 2008 Jan 22
Author NASA/ Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/ Carnegie Institution of Washington


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