Firdousi's Smooth Plains & Crater Chains
This image shows a portion of Mercury's surface mainly consisting of smooth plains material. This lighter, smoother area of plains is younger than the darker, rougher surrounding terrain near the edges of this image. Firdousi crater and its halo of small secondary craters is also apparent in this image, in the lower left quadrant.
Date acquired: July 17, 2011
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington