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Space photos of the day: Mercury

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Mariner 10's first image of Mercury acquired on March 24, 1974 is seen here. During its flight, Mariner 10's trajectory brought it behind the lighted hemisphere of Mercury, where this image was taken, in order to acquire important measurements with other instruments.

PHOTO: NASA

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