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Mercury's Landforms

Caption: This image shows a long collection of ridges and scarps on the planet Mercury called a fold-and-thrust belt. The belt stretches over 336 miles (540 kilometers). The colors correspond to elevation -- yellow-green is high and blue is low.

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

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