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High-Resolution Color View from Mercury Flyby 1
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High-Resolution Color View from Mercury Flyby 1
Release Date: February 8, 2011
Topics: Color Images, Global Views, HD Resolution Images, Mercury Flyby 1, Mosaics,

Date Acquired: January 14, 2008
Instrument: Wide Angle Camera (WAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)
Scale: The diameter of Mercury is 4880 kilometers (3030 miles)

Of Interest: This high-resolution mosaic of WAC images shows Mercury as it appeared to MESSENGER as the spacecraft departed the planet following the mission's first flyby of Mercury. This mosaic uses the same WAC images as this previous mosaic that was posted a few weeks after the flyby, but with slight improvements in the image processing and color stretch.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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