The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Hollows and pits in Lermontov crater
Filed under pretty pictures, Mercury, MESSENGER
Lermontov crater is 166 kilometers in diameter. Its flat floor contains three kinds of holes: impact craters, volcanic pits, and hollows. Volcanic pits are deep, irregular in shape, and surrounded by a halo of reddish material. Hollows are shallower, smaller, and bright.
NASA / JHUAPL / CIW
This image is in the public domain.
Original image data dated on or about February 12, 2013
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