(How Does It Feel to Be) On Top of the World?
Today's image shows a part of the ejecta blanket of the Mozart basin. The hill at the bottom center of the image has the highest elevation measured by the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA), just over 4 km above the reference. A paper on findings related to Mercury's topography was published by Maria Zuber and colleagues in the journal Science.
Date acquired: May 07, 2011
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington