Small and Fresh
This small crater lies within the peak-ring basin Renoir. The image is stretched to highlight the details within the fresh crater's ejecta blanket, which is over two times brighter than the background terrain. Charged particles from the Sun and micrometeorite impacts will slowly alter the ejecta blanket and rays until this crater is indistinguishable from the many other small craters that surround it.
Date acquired: August 20, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington