The Forgotten Cezanne
In this image the famous basin, Beethoven, is featured in the bottom left quadrant, and the beloved "tongue"-like impact melt lies on the far right. However, Cezanne, the 67-km diameter crater next to the red arrow, is often unmentioned and forgotten in images that include these other two impressive features. Paul Cézanne was a French artist whose work lay somewhere between the Impressionist movement of the 19th century and the Post-Impressionist movement of the 20th century. Just as his famous painting, The Boy in the Red Vest, was stolen from the Swiss museum, Foundation E.G. Bührle, so too is his crater's spotlight stolen by Beethoven and the "tongue"-like impact melt.
Date acquired: April 21, 2011
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington