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Mercury's Debussy Crater

The bright rays of the crater Debussy on Mercury stretch far across the planet in this image from MESSENGER, acquired September 13, 2011.

 

The brightness of the rays denotes this as a relatively young crater, as compared to the surrounding terrain.

 

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

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Taken on September 23, 2011