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    White Lines?

    This is Cory, posing as Nicole. She's standing next to me so it's okay I swear. ;>

    Here's an image with white lines heading off the right side of the image. Any idea what these might be?

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    Crater Rays, but in an unusual distortion.

    Unless I misunderstand, this is not on the Moon; it is on Mercury. That might be salient in explaining the distortion, not sure.

    You can see lots of them, here. (Patience; it's big.)
    Last edited by DaveC426913; 2014-Sep-06 at 04:35 AM.

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    It looks like crater rays emanating from a crater maybe 50-100% the image width over, off the right side of the image, based on the way they're converging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrostu View Post
    It looks like crater rays emanating from a crater maybe 50-100% the image width over, off the right side of the image, based on the way they're converging.
    Ha ha! I saw hoof prints and thought zebras!

    The rays are not distorted - if they are radiating from another crater!

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    Nice, astrostu, can we verify this with a wider view?

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