Small and Dramatic
This image shows an impact crater surrounded by smaller craters which are possibly secondaries from Rustaveli. The crater has a small central peak or floor mound, whereas the nearby craters are simple. The central crater has a sharper rim and fresher appearance than the other craters, suggesting that it is younger. The smaller craters are more degraded and less dramatic showing the passage of time on Mercury.
Date acquired: June 28, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington