Topography of the Northern Hemisphere of Mercury

False-color topographic map of Mercury
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The topography of the northern hemisphere shows the highs and lows of Mercury. The closest approach of the MESSENGER spacecraft to Mercury was in the northern hemisphere. During the low-altitude campaign the small, young fault scarps were found in highest resolution images of that region.


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