MESSENGER Gets It “Donne”

Donne crater on Mercury

Named after the 17th-century English metaphysical poet, Mercury’s Donne crater was captured in this image by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft. The 53-mile (83-km) -wide crater features a large, rounded central peak and numerous lobate scarps lining its floor.

What are lobate scarps? Find out more here.

About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on April 7, 2012, in Mercury and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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