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