18 Jul 2016

NASA release New image of Zadeni crater on Ceres taken by the DAWN spacecraft

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With an extended mission NASA’s DAWN spacecraft is still in orbit around Ceres, the largest of the minor planets. This moody scene on Ceres, above right, is located within Zadeni Crater, named for the ancient Georgian god of bountiful harvest. Zadeni is approximately 76 miles (120 kilometres) in diameter. Dawn took this image on June 15, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometres) above the surface. The image resolution is 120 feet (35 meters) per pixel.

The image on the left is of the same crater taken at a greater height above the surface. For more information about the Dawn mission, visit http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

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