track 45 left. stop.: Surface of Mercury, photographed 61 times by MESSENGER, June-December 2011.
Showing approximately how MESSENGER builds up a detailed picture of Mercury’s surface over time. Unnamed craters around 34°S 256°W. This composite covers about 210 x 340 km. South is up.
[blade runner noises]
Image credit: NASA/APL/CIW. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.