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Mercury Transit 2016 from SDO/AIA at 171 Ångstroms

Mercury transit, from May 9, 2016, as seen by the AIA telescope with 171 Ångstrom filter on Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
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Barbara Thompson (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
SDO/AIA/171 Filter also referred to as: AIA 171
JOINT SCIENCE OPERATIONS CENTER - 2016-05-09T10:08:22 - 2016-05-09T19:59:22
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Mercury Transit 2016

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