War and Peace
The various named features present in this color image, Qi Baishi, Hovnatanian, Kalidasa , and Tolstoj, create a stunning depiction of Mercury's scarred and variable surface. Tolstoj, the large basin in the bottom right of the image, represents the war and peace of its namesake's famous novel through its smooth, light-colored center and rough, dark blue exterior.
Date acquired: June 27, 2011
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington