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(Some images can be clicked on for bigger versions)
Made up of over 140 individual frames taken from the Mariner spacecraft at a range of 60,000km, this smooth mosaic offers
an impressive view of Mercury. North is at the top, and the equator runs laterally about a third of the way down from the top.
Close up of Mercury's Surface
Close up of Mercury -
the crater in the middle is 10km wide
Another one from mariner...
Image taken during Mariner 10's second Mercurian flyby. The large scarp running accross the bottom of the image, known as 'Hero Rupes'
is believed to have been formed by global tectonic forces.