Blanket of Hollows
This high-resolution NAC image shows a fresh, simple crater. Simple craters are numerous on Mercury's surface, but this one is remarkable because of the many hollows visible in the crater's ejecta blanket. Stunning examples of hollows have been seen on the floors of the larger craters of Raditladi, Eminescu, Tyagaraja, Sander, and Kertesz.
Date acquired: December 31, 2011
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington