Where the Craters Have No Name
This scene captures an area of Mercury's southern hemisphere where none of the craters have yet had names approved by the International Astronomical Union. A variety of terrain types are found in this region: rugged heavily cratered older surfaces, smooth plains on crater floors, and younger bright-rayed craters.
Date acquired: September 20, 2011
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington