In this stunning image of a portion of the basin Mozart, concentric troughs can be seen cutting across the smooth interior, much like those seen in the basin Rachmaninoff . Mozart's opera 'Così fan tutte' asserts "They're all like that." In this case, it can be said that they are not, in fact, all like that. Extensional tectonic features like troughs are rather uncommon on Mercury and have only been found in a handful of impact basins. In this image, north is down.
Date acquired: April 23, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington