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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Time-Lapsed Animation of a Mercury Day

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Caption: Parts of Prokofiev crater (center) and Kandinsky crater (upper left side of Prokofiev) stay in darkness, making it possible for ice to persist on the surface. This time-lapsed animation represents nearly a full Mercury day. The illumination is derived from information provided by the Mercury Laser Altimeter.

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