March 17, 2003
This creater (98 km diameter) illustrats the narrow hummocky rim facies, radial ridges, and surrounding extensive field of secondary craters. The well-developed interior terraces and central peaks are typical for mercurian craters in this size range. Note that the smaller craters in the foreground (25-km diameter) also are terraced. This image(FDS 80)was taken during the spacecraft's first encounter with Mercury.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Bach quadrangle, Planetary geology, Mercury, Environment, Discovery quadrangle