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2008-Oct-07, 01:40 PM
Here's the first image from MESSENGER's flyby of Mercury on Monday. The bright crater just south of the center of the image is Kuiper, which has been seen before on images from the Mariner 10 mission in the 1970s. But most of this image, to the east, or right of Kuiper, toward the limb of [...]

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2008-Oct-07, 02:41 PM
Wow! Those full planet North-South markings are amazing.