The Man Who Set Mercury to Music
This image, taken with the Narrow Angle Camera (NAC), shows Holst crater. A peak-ring basin, Holst is one of 23 Mercury craters recently assigned names by the IAU. Holst was named for English composer Gustav Holst, who is best known for his orchestral suite The Planets — the third movement of which is "Mercury, the Winged Messenger".
Date acquired: January 12, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington