This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the dramatic-looking crater named Haulani on Ceres. This relatively young crater was named for a Hawaiian plant goddess, and measures 19 miles (31 kilometers) in diameter. The crater features a central ridge and streaks of bright material on its walls. Ejected material from the crater's formation blankets the surrounding area, muting the appearance of older impact features.
Dawn took this image on Oct. 14, 2015, from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). It has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
Dawn's mission is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Dawn is a project of the directorate's Discovery Program, managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. UCLA is responsible for overall Dawn mission science. Orbital ATK, Inc., in Dulles, Virginia, designed and built the spacecraft. The German Aerospace Center, the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, the Italian Space Agency and the Italian National Astrophysical Institute are international partners on the mission team. For a complete list of acknowledgments, see http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission.
For more information about the Dawn mission, visit http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov.