The Best Photos from Space 2011

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

In an image taken by NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) probe, this image shows the planet's northern plains. Released on June 16, 2011, the photo was collected from images acquired through eight filters between wavelengths of 430 and 1000 nanometers.

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