This striking image highlights Petipa crater, which was recently named after Marius Petipa, a French ballet dancer, teacher, and choreographer. The rays eminating from Petipa indicate that it is a relatively fresh crater; over time, these rays will fade as they are subjected to space weathering. North is towards the top of this image.
Date acquired: September 01, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington