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NoisyAstronomer
2014-Sep-06, 12:51 AM
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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Link to the image: http://s3.amazonaws.com/cosmoquest/data/mappers/mercury/sub_images/EN0108830268M/0/00005.png

DaveC426913
2014-Sep-06, 04:15 AM
Crater Rays (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_system), 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 (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Mercury_global_map_2013-05-14_bright.png). (Patience; it's big.)

astrostu
2014-Sep-06, 08:50 PM
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.

DaveC426913
2014-Sep-07, 04:51 AM
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!:rofl:

grapes
2014-Sep-07, 12:39 PM
Nice, astrostu, can we verify this with a wider view?