Rays a Long Way from Home
Today's color image, which is similar to this monochrome view, contains part of the crater Soseki in the northwest. A scarp cuts through craters in the right side of the image, though it does not stand out in this high-Sun view. The bright band crossing from upper right to lower left is a ray from the crater Hokusai which is located far away to the northeast. Hokusai's rays overprint older craters and cover a large portion of the planet.
Date acquired: April 09, 2011
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington