Photographs of Mercury

Photographs of Mercury
NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Carnegie Institution of Washington

Lava Flow
An image made by MESSENGER and released September 29, 2011 shows a "ghost" crater, 90 km in diameter, a circular feature in the volcanic plains outlined by ridges. Its formation suggests that the outpouring of the volcanic plains has buried a preexisting impact crater.

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