tapestry: Surface of Mercury, photographed by MESSENGER, 14th January 2008.
Centered on 1°S 260°W, where Beagle Rupes (at right) intersects the northwest edge of the elliptical Sveinsdóttir Crater (named for Júlíana Sveinsdóttir, 20th Century Icelandic artist). Beagle Rupes (named for Darwin’s conveyance HMS Beagle) is a cliff marking an 800m uplift of the eastern portion of the crater; the rupes extends both northeast and southeast of Sveinsdóttir to form a 600km arc.
Beagle Rupes was discovered during this MESSENGER flyby.
Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/CIW.