Defacing a Basin
The rim of an unnamed peak-ring basin cuts across today's featured image. The basin is relatively degraded, but its rim still stands as a cliff over 1 km (0.6 miles) high. The face of this cliff, where downslope is toward the top of the image, is covered by a chain of secondary craters, whose formation on this steep slope led to somewhat asymmetrical crater shapes. It's hard to say which crater these secondaries originated from - the region is crossed by rays from Bronte, over 1700 km to the west, and Hokusai, over 2000 km to the east.
Date acquired: April 12, 2013
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington