Xiao Zhao (crater)
|Eponym||Xiao Zhao, 12th-century Chinese artist.|
Xiao Zhao crater is small in comparison with many other craters on Mercury. However, Xiao Zhao's long bright rays make it a readily visible feature. The fresh, bright rays, which were created by material ejected outward during the impact event that formed the crater, indicate that Xiao Zhao is a relatively young crater on Mercury's surface.
Xiao Zhao is located near Eastman crater.
- "MESSENGER: MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging". Messenger.jhuapl.edu. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
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