Wall terraces are landforms common to impact craters and basins across Mercury. The fault-bound cliff in this image forms part of the wall of an unnamed peak-ring basin (which also hosts hollows). The low-angle lighting in the scene creates dramatic shadows at the base of the rim terrace, which is almost 1.5 km (1 mi.) high. 1.
Date acquired: February 13, 2013
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington