The Knight in the Panther’s Skin
Monday 8 October 2012
Instrument: Mercury Dual Imaging System – Wide Angle Camera.
This color image shows Rustaveli, a newly named basin located in the Northern hemisphere of Mercury. The basin has a smooth, filled floor with little weathering and a peak-ring structure.
Shota Rustaveli was a Georgian poet who lived from 1172-1216. He is well known for writing the Georgian national epic poem, "The Knight in the Panther’s Skin". He is also the namesake of the coveted Shota Rustaveli State Prize, the highest honor a Georgian artist or writer can achieve.