Egonu crater on Mercury

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The Messenger space craft took this picture of the Egonu crater on Mercury

The polar region of the planet Mercury is home to the Egonu crater, named after the late Nigerian artist, Uzo Egonu. This image was acquired as a high-resolution targeted observation by NASA’s Messenger spacecraft, using its Narrow Angle Camera (NAC). Messenger (Mercury Surface, Space, Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging) is a collaboration between NASA, Johns Hopkins University and the Carnegie Institute for Science to do an orbital study of the planet in our solar system which is closest to the Sun.