This image, taken with the Wide Angle Camera (WAC), shows several secondary crater chains. These features are formed when ejecta from a primary impact is thrown outward. As the pieces fall back to the surface, they can form chains of small secondary craters. In this particular case, the primary impact was most likely the one that formed Abedin crater. With the Sun just 3° above the horizon (incidence angle = 87°), the craters are filled with shadow.
Date acquired: October 07, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington