Xiao Zhao Close Up
Xiao Zhao is a crater known for its prominent rays in Mercury's northern hemisphere. This image shows Xiao Zhao's central peak, smooth floor, and terraced walls. Ejecta near and around the crater's rim shows isolated patches of bright material excavated during the impact event.
Date acquired: June 26, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington