Hodgkins in Color
We recently got a high-resolution look at Hodgkins crater. Today's featured image is a great example of how MDIS's two cameras complement each other: the NAC (narrow-angle camera) provides the high resolution and the WAC provides a lower resolution view in color. Usually the ejecta of fresh craters is relatively blue, but like Kuiper crater, Hodgkins continuous ejecta blanket is redder. In this case, it appears that Hodgkins has exposed a compositionally distinct material.
Date acquired: March 15, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington