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    Found something on Mercury

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    Nice. Your find circles for the craters or somebody else? If others, it should be documented somewhere already.
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    John, that's not what I said. If you look close to the picture toward the bottom right corner you will see 2 orange markers. That's what I'm talking about. I know what Craters look like. Maybe if I crop the picture and just show the area I'm talking about, you wouldn't be so harsh on me. Don't worry I'm not sensitive.

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    Okay John I have added a cropped version of the picture I had up. Now you can see the Orange markers and if you follow them to the point you will see white objects that aren't Craters. I don't know what they are. I won't guess.

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    My first thought was that they are boulders, but the left one has too much length for that. It could be grit on the lens. That could be checked buy looking for the same two spots in the same part of another image. If its not that, I don't know what they are, which means that they must be the remains of an alien landing craft. (Not.)

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    I think what you found are some cosmic rays that were not removed in the automatic image processing scripts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fltazar View Post
    John, that's not what I said. If you look close to the picture toward the bottom right corner you will see 2 orange markers. That's what I'm talking about. I know what Craters look like. Maybe if I crop the picture and just show the area I'm talking about, you wouldn't be so harsh on me. Don't worry I'm not sensitive.
    Sorry, didn't mean to sound harsh. I thought you were refering to the funny white stuff in the first picture. Some one already noted the craters, so they should be documented. Your catch, which is compledtly different, is proably cosmic rays. But someone with better access than you and me will have to check. Good find, regardless,

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    Hate to disappoint. Those are imaging artifacts.

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    Thanks for share

    Thanks for sharing..........

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    Well, nobody knows really about the objects in the pictures unless a further study will be conducted by an expert.

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    So are they image artefacts or cosmic rays? What's the general consensus?

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    It'a difficult to say something about it, we need to pursue to investigate about the images.

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    Exactly what is the source for the image you've posted?
    Selden

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    Quote Originally Posted by selden View Post
    Exactly what is the source for the image you've posted?
    If you are asking the OP, I doubt you will get an answer, since they posted two years ago. I suspect the image is from one of the citizen science programs and is probably from Messenger, but I don't know for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    If you are asking the OP, I doubt you will get an answer, since they posted two years ago. I suspect the image is from one of the citizen science programs and is probably from Messenger, but I don't know for sure.
    Hey, I got to fix a two-year old typo. I'm happy.

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