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danielkaiser
03-29-2011, 06:36 PM
What the title states. Very cool.

http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gallery/sciencePhotos/image.php?gallery_id=2&image_id=432

IgnusFast
03-29-2011, 09:58 PM
I noticed that space.com pointed out the smaller crater with the strangely dark rays, but I was more mystified by the dark crater in the top right corner of the image.... What's up with that?

safetyman
03-30-2011, 05:38 AM
That's where the Mercurians live... :)

Mercury must get pummelled by stuff constantly due to the enormous gravity from the Sun.

Nangleator
03-30-2011, 11:17 AM
The Moon's big brother got a seat by the fire.

JeffrySG
03-30-2011, 11:22 AM
The Moon's big brother got a seat by the fire.

lol, I was thinking the same thing...