On Hole-y Ground
This image shows the peak-ring basin Scarlatti in color. The bright, irregular depression on the interior ring of the basin is thought to be a volcanic vent. There are also hollows present in the southern section of the peak-ring that appear blue compared to the surrounding material. This basin is named for Alessandro Scarlatti and his son Domenico Scarlatti, both influential Italian Baroque composers. Both composers are known for their transitional Western music, linking the Baroque style with the later Classical style.
Date acquired: April 04, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington