This image, taken with the Wide Angle Camera (WAC), gives us a close-up look at Sousa crater. Named for the American bandmaster and composer John Philip Sousa, Sousa crater was one 23 craters named in April 2012 by the IAU. The shadows cast by the Sun, which is located near the horizon, emphasize Sousa's peak ring and ejecta blanket. With the exception of a few crater chains and some small craters, Sousa's floor is smooth, likely a result of being flooded with lava.
Date acquired: October 06, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington