Tyagaraja, and Zeami, and Sophocles! Oh My!
This color image features six named craters. The crater at the very top of the scene displaying bright crater floor material, terraced walls, and central peaks, is Tyagaraja, which has a diameter of 97 km. The large crater in the center of the image, also featuring some bright crater floor material, terraced walls, and central peaks, as well as clear crater chains, is Zeami. The large crater south of Zeami with a smaller crater in its lower half is Sophocles, which has a diameter of 142 km. To the right of Sophocles there is a smaller crater (diameter of 46 km) that appears fresher, and in this image, has orange tinted material surrounding its crater rim; this is Theophanes. To the left of Sophocles there is a similarly sized crater named Goya. Finally, near the upper right quadrant of the image is the newly named Stevenson crater, with the distinctive "X" shape formed by crossing chains of secondary craters.
Date acquired: April 13, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington