With Apollodorus and the center of Pantheon Fossae to the west, the 100-km-diameter crater Atget just beyond the lower left corner of this image, and graben crisscrossing everywhere, this small portion of the floor of the large Caloris basin has a lot going on. To unravel the complicated geologic relationships, MESSENGER team members are mapping the variety of tectonic features in the Caloris basin. In particular, the lighting of this image should aid that mapping effort in this region that previously was not extensively mapped.
Date acquired: October 11, 2012
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington