They Call Me Muddy Waters
"They call me Muddy Water, I'm just as restless man, as the deep blue sea..." Waters crater has recently been named in honor of Blues legend "Muddy Waters" (McKinley Morganfield, April 4, 1913 - April 30, 1983). Muddy Waters was not only influential in the birth and growth of blues in Chicago, but also in many genres of modern music including rhythm and blues, jazz, country and rock 'n' roll. The muddy 'water' emanating from this crater is dark impact melt. As can be seen from the inset color image, the impact melt is not only dark, but also bluer (shallower spectral slope) than the surrounding terrain.
Date acquired: September 24, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington