At the Mountains of Madness
Today's image features a perspective view of two of the newly named craters near Mercury's south pole. To create this image, a portion of the MDIS monochrome basemap was draped over a digital elevation model. The topography has been exaggerated by 7 times to accentuate the rugged terrain formed by numerous overlapping craters.
Date acquired: April 15, 2013
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington