4 Aug 2016

A postcard from Dawn: Liber crater

PIA20863Another postcard from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft.

This view features Liber Crater (14 miles, 23 kilometres wide) in Ceres' northern hemisphere, at right.

Dawn took this image on June 17, 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.

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

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