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This crater has a diameter of 24 kilometers (15 miles)
Want to learn more about the permanent darkness inside the crater from Monday's Featured Image?
Use the Water Ice Data Exploration (WIDE)
tool! The four views shown here were captured from the WIDE tool, and the evidence from the radar, topography, shadow, and temperature datasets all support the presence of water ice in this crater!
The MESSENGER spacecraft is the first ever to orbit the planet Mercury, and the spacecraft's seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation
are unraveling the history and evolution of the Solar System's innermost planet. In the mission's more than three years of orbital operations, MESSENGER has acquired over 250,000 images and extensive other data sets. MESSENGER is capable of continuing orbital operations until early 2015.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
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