This striking, oblique image of Basho shows the distinctive dark halo that encircles the crater. The halo is composed of "Low Reflectance Material" (LRM), which was excavated from depth when the crater was formed. Basho is also renowned for its bright ray craters, which render the crater easily visible even from very far away.
Date acquired: May 07, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington