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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-24 Ceres Dawn
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This picture from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a network of canyon-like features near the center of Ezinu Crater on Ceres. Ezinu measures about 72 miles (116 kilometers) in diameter and was named for the Sumerian goddess of grain
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Dawn LAMO Image 95
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This picture from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater within the floor of the Mondamin impact basin, which lies in the southern hemisphere of Ceres.
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Dawn LAMO Image 94
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-20 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons scientists have spotted an expanse of terrain they describe as 'fretted' (bright plains divided into polygon-shaped blocks by a network of dark, connected valleys) in Pluto's informally named Venera Terra region.
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Pluto's 'Fretted' Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-20 Ceres Dawn
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This image captured by NASA Dawn spacecraft shows small craters within Meanderi Crater on Ceres, which measures 64 miles 103 kilometers in diameter.
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Dawn LAMO Image 93
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Attis Crater on Ceres, which measures 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter. The long shadows in and around the crater reflect Attis's far-southern location.
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Dawn LAMO Image 92
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Pluto New Horizons
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This illustration shows how NASA's New Horizons' Alice ultraviolet spectrometer instrument 'watched' as two bright ultraviolet stars passed behind Pluto and its atmosphere.
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First Stellar Occultations Shed Additional Light on Pluto's Atmosphere
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In April 2016, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft observed 1994 JR1, a 90-mile (145-kilometer) wide Kuiper Belt object (KBO) orbiting more than 3 billion miles (5 billion kilometers) from the sun.
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New Horizons Collects First Science on a Post-Pluto Object Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Ceres Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the center of Datan Crater on Ceres. Datan measures about 40 miles (60 kilometers) in diameter.
PIA20671:
Dawn LAMO Image 91
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the western rim of Azacca Crater on Ceres. A smaller impact feature sits on its flank. Of particular interest in this scene is the great number of small, bright spots, in the southern part of the image.
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Dawn LAMO Image 90
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This image captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft features the shadowy rim of an unnamed crater on Ceres. The crater on the left appears relatively old, as its flanks are rugged and the crater density inside it is more or less uniform.
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Dawn LAMO Image 89
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of Ceres shows a small, double-impact crater (at bottom) near a larger crater. The larger structure has a crater floor with roughly the same crater density.
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Dawn LAMO Image 88
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the rim of Occator crater, just east of the area containing the brightest spots on Ceres. The crater rim has collapsed, leaving structures geologists refer to as terraces.
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Dawn LAMO Image 87
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows two medium-sized craters at high northern latitudes on Ceres.
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Dawn LAMO Image 86
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft features a relatively fresh crater on Ceres with prominent spurs of compacted material and gullies along its rim. Boulders of a variety of sizes litter the crater's floor and the area around its rim.
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Dawn LAMO Image 85
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Ceres' densely cratered landscape is revealed in this image taken by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The craters show various degrees of degradation. The youngest craters have sharp rims.
PIA20579:
Dawn LAMO Image 84
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-06 Hydra New Horizons
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The surface of Hydra, Pluto's outermost small moon, is dominated by nearly pristine water ice confirming hints that scientists picked up in NASA's New Horizons images showing Hydra's highly reflective surface.
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Icy Hydra
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Ceres' densely cratered landscape is revealed in this image taken by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The craters show various degrees of degradation. The youngest craters have sharp rims.
PIA20578:
Dawn LAMO Image 83
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of Ceres shows a portion of a large crater with prominent spurs of compacted material and gullies along its rim.
PIA20577:
Dawn LAMO Image 82
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This picture from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows two relatively fresh craters within older, highly cratered terrain on Ceres. The young crater at right shows some spurs of compacted material along its rim, as well as some bright streaks along its flanks.
PIA20576:
Dawn LAMO Image 81
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Azacca Crater has a prominent set of north-south trending fractures. Its floor is relatively smooth and its rim has terraces descending toward its floor. Azacca was named for the Haitian god of agriculture.
PIA20575:
Dawn LAMO Image 80
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-02 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons mission science team has produced this updated panchromatic (black-and-white) global map of Pluto. The map includes all resolved images of Pluto's surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015.
PIA20658:
Pluto: A Global Perspective
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This shaded relief view from NASA's New Horizons of the region surrounding the left side of Pluto's heart-shaped feature, informally named Sputnik Planum, shows that the vast expanse of its icy surface.
PIA20657:
Elevation Map of Pluto's Sunken 'Heart'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-02 Ceres Dawn
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Zadeni Crater, at 80 miles (128 kilometers) wide, is a prominent impact feature in the southern hemisphere of Ceres. This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows terrain in Zadeni's interior, which hosts numerous smaller craters.
PIA20574:
Dawn LAMO Image 79
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The rim of Hamori Crater on Ceres is seen in the upper right portion of this image, which was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Hamori is located in the southern hemisphere of Ceres and measures 37 miles (60 kilometers) wide.
PIA20573:
Dawn LAMO Image 78
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In this image of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, a younger, fresher crater lies to next to the older, larger crater named Messor. Messor, which is named for the Roman god of the harvesting and cutting of grain.
PIA20572:
Dawn LAMO Image 77
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Sekhet Crater on Ceres has prominent shadows accentuating its central peak and mounds of material that have slumped downward from its walls.
PIA20571:
Dawn LAMO Image 76
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Ernutet Crater is featured in this image from Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Ernutet was named for the Egyptian cobra-headed goddess of the harvest. The crater measures about 32 miles (52 kilometers) in diameter and is located in the northern hem
PIA20570:
Dawn LAMO Image 75
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft spotted this pair of craters on Ceres on January 25, 2016. The crater at left is named Jaja, after the Abkhazian harvest goddess. Jaja Crater is 13 miles (21 kilometers) in diameter and is located in the northern hemisphere.
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Dawn LAMO Image 74
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows terrain within Chaminuka Crater on Ceres. Chaminuka was named for the spirit who provides rains during times of drought, according to the legends of the Shona people of Zimbabwe.
PIA20568:
Dawn LAMO Image 73
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-21 Pluto New Horizons
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Within Pluto's informally named Vega Terra region is a field of eye-catching craters that looks like a cluster of bright halos scattered across a dark landscape as seen by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA20656:
Pluto's 'Halo' Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-21 Ceres Dawn
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Omonga Crater on Ceres was named for a rice spirit who dwells in the moon, according to legends of the Mori people of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. NASA's Dawnspacecraft spotted Omonga from above the surface.
PIA20567:
Dawn LAMO Image 72
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Achita Crater on Ceres was named for the Nigerian god of agriculture. NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image of the crater on January 15, 2016. Achita is located in the northern hemisphere.
PIA20566:
Dawn LAMO Image 71
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Terrain seen in this view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. A sharp cliff separates Dada Crater, the smaller crater at top center, from Roskva Crater, the larger crater at left.
PIA20565:
Dawn LAMO Image 70
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Oxo Crater is unique because of the relatively large 'slump' in its crater rim.
PIA20360:
Oxo Crater at LAMO
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took images of Haulani Crater at a distance of 240 miles (385 kilometers) from the surface of Ceres.
PIA20359:
Haulani Crater at LAMO
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Ceres' Haulani Crater, with a diameter of 21 miles (34 kilometers), shows evidence of landslides from its crater rim as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA20358:
Haulani Crater in Enhanced Color
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a scene from the northern hemisphere of Ceres, north of Occator Crater, which is home of the brightest area on the dwarf planet.
PIA20564:
Dawn LAMO Image 69
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Shadows cast a dark mood on this scene from Ceres, near the dwarf planet's north pole in this image acquired by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA20563:
Dawn LAMO Image 68
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a fresh crater among older terrain on Ceres, typical of the terrain of the dwarf planet.
PIA20562:
Dawn LAMO Image 67
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The rim of Ezinu Crater is seen in this view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA20561:
Dawn LAMO Image 66
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The center of Ezinu Crater on Ceres is seen in this view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The crater features a network of canyon-like features. Ezinu measures about 72 miles (116 kilometers) in diameter and was named for the Sumerian goddess of grain.
PIA20560:
Dawn LAMO Image 65
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-11 Pluto New Horizons
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An unusual geological feature resembling a giant spider sprawls across Pluto's icy landscape in this enhanced color image was obtained by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015.
PIA20641:
The Icy 'Spider' on Pluto
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a portion of Ertedank Planum, a large, generally flat area in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. Ejecta from a nearby impact has smoothed older features in this scene.
PIA20559:
Dawn LAMO Image 64
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Ninsar Crater, in the northern hemisphere of Ceres, is seen this view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Ninsar was named for a Sumerian goddess of plants and vegetation.
PIA20558:
Dawn LAMO Image 63
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Tupo Crater, named for a Polynesian god of turmeric, is shown at upper left in this view of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Just below the crater, a line of narrow troughs parallels the rim of Tupo.
PIA20557:
Dawn LAMO Image 62
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows cratered terrain typical of Ceres, with a small bright crater highlighting the scene at lower right.
PIA20556:
Dawn LAMO Image 61
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows two relatively young craters superimposed on a larger, older impact feature. The smaller craters have streaks of bright material on their walls.
PIA20555:
Dawn LAMO Image 60
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a portion of Mondamin Crater, an impact feature 78 miles (126 kilometers) in diameter, in the southern hemisphere of Ceres.
PIA20554:
Dawn LAMO Image 59
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the rim of a crater near the south pole of Ceres, taken on Feb. 8, 2016.
PIA20553:
Dawn LAMO Image 58
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-31 Pluto New Horizons
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The red outline in this global view of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons marks the large area of mysterious, bladed terrain extending from the eastern section of the large feature informally named Tombaugh Regio.
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'Blades' Across Pluto
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One of the strangest landforms spotted by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft when it flew past Pluto last July was the 'bladed' terrain just east of Tombaugh Regio, the informal name given to Pluto's large heart-shaped surface feature.
PIA20544:
Pluto's Bladed Terrain in 3-D
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft features a smooth-walled impact crater in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. The view is centered at approximately 65 degrees north latitude, 155 degrees east longitude.
PIA20552:
Dawn LAMO Image 57
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a sinuous canyon in the southern hemisphere of Ceres, south of Yalode Crater.
PIA20551:
Dawn LAMO Image 56
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an area in mid-southern latitudes on Ceres. The crater named Juling (12 miles, 20 kilometers wide) is seen at lower right. Bright material is visible along its upper walls.
PIA20410:
Dawn LAMO Image 55
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a moderate-sized impact feature that is imprinted upon the southern rim of Mondamin Crater. Boulders of various sizes can be seen around the crater's rim and on the sunlit part of its floor.
PIA20409:
Dawn LAMO Image 54
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft flys over dwarf planet Ceres which Dawn has been orbiting for mre than a year, providing us with fascinating views of an alien world.
PIA20408:
Dawn LAMO Image 53
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this feature which appears to be a frozen, former lake of liquid nitrogen, located in a mountain range just north of Pluto's informally named Sputnik Planum.
PIA20543:
Pluto: On Frozen Pond
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an impact site at high southern latitude on Ceres. A smooth blanket of ejecta surrounds the crater. Many boulders can be seen around the crater's rim and on the sunlit part of its floor.
PIA20407:
Dawn LAMO Image 52
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the southeastern rim of Occator Crater. Compacted material forms spurs along the crater wall. A group of roughly parallel, braided fractures can be seen on the crater floor at top center.
PIA20406:
Dawn LAMO Image 51
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft flys over dwarf planet Ceres which Dawn has been orbiting for mre than a year, providing us with fascinating views of an alien world.
PIA20537:
Unveiling Ceres (Animation) Animation Icon
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This frame from a movie shows that the brightest area on Ceres, located in Occator Crater, was one of the last features to be imaged as NASA's Dawn progressively built its map.
PIA20356:
Ceres LAMO Coverage Map Animation Icon
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The bright central spots near the center of Occator Crater are shown in enhanced color in this view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Such views can be used to highlight subtle color differences on Ceres' surface.
PIA20355:
Center of Occator Crater (Enhanced Color)
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The map is a Mercator projection and has a resolution of 460 feet (140 meters) per pixel. The images used to make this map were taken from Dawn's high-altitude mapping orbit (HAMO), at a distance of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers) from Ceres.
PIA20354:
Colorized Map of Ceres (Mercator Projection)
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Ceres' Haulani Crater is shown in these views from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. These views reveal variations in the region's brightness, mineralogy and temperature at infrared wavelengths.
PIA20353:
Ceres Neutron Counts Reflect Hydrogen Abundance
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Ceres' Haulani Crater is shown in these views from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. These views reveal variations in the region's brightness, mineralogy and temperature at infrared wavelengths.
PIA20352:
Haulani Crater in Infrared
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This global map elliptical map from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the surface of Ceres in enhanced color, encompassing infrared wavelengths beyond human visual range. Some areas near the poles are black where Dawn's color imaging coverage is incomplete.
PIA20351:
Color Map of Ceres (Elliptical Projection)
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured Occator Crater, containing the brightest area on Ceres; this closeup reveals a dome in a smooth-walled pit in the bright center of the crater.
PIA20350:
Occator Crater and Ceres' Brightest Spots
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a variety of small craters in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. The majority of Ceres images from Dawn show heavily cratered terrains such as this.
PIA20405:
Dawn LAMO Image 50
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows mountainous terrain along the rim of Ikapati Crater, located in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. The scene is lightly cratered, mostly by small impacts.
PIA20404:
Dawn LAMO Image 49
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This image of haze layers above Pluto's limb was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. About 20 haze layers are seen.
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Pluto's Haze
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NASA's New Horizons views the informally named Sputnik Planum on Pluto (top) and the informally named Vulcan Planum on Charon (bottom).
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Mountains, Craters and Plains
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This enhanced color view from NASA's New Horizons is of Pluto's surface diversity At lower right, ancient, heavily cratered terrain is coated with dark, reddish tholins. At upper right, volatile ices fill the informally named Sputnik Planum.
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Surface Diversity
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern rim of Jarovit Crater in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. Compacted material forms spurs along the upper part of the crater wall, near the center of the image.
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Dawn LAMO Image 48
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows cratered terrain in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. The large crater in the scene appears quite ancient.
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Dawn LAMO Image 47
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows unnamed craters high in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. A bright patch of material can be seen on the upper wall of the large crater (near the lower left corner of the view).
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Dawn LAMO Image 46
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a scene located at mid-latitudes in the southern hemisphere of Ceres. The view features a portion of a crater between the large impact features Urvara and Yalode.
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Dawn LAMO Image 45
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These color topographic views from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show variations in surface height around Ahuna Mons, a mysterious mountain on Ceres.
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Dawn Color Topography of Ahuna Mons on Ceres
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Scientists on NASA's New Horizons mission have discovered what looks like a giant bite-mark on the planet's surface. The southern portion of the left inset above shows the cratered plateau uplands informally named Vega Terra.
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What's Eating at Pluto?
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a small patch of bright material close to the northern rim of the giant crater Yalode, seen at lower left. Yalode is one of the largest impact basins on Ceres.
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Dawn LAMO Image 44
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an unnamed Cerean crater that is surrounded by a smooth blanket of ejecta, including bright material. Both the area around the crater and its floor are peppered with giant boulders.
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Dawn LAMO Image 43
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image of unnamed craters in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. The crater at left displays rough spurs of compacted material along its lower edge, while the rest of its rim appears much smoother.
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Dawn LAMO Image 42
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Heavily-shadowed craters in the northernmost latitudes of Ceres are seen in this view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken on Jan. 25, 2016.
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Dawn LAMO Image 41
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This side-perspective view of Ceres' mysterious mountain Ahuna Mons was made with images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn took these images in December 2015.
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Ahuna Mons Perspective View
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Ceres' mysterious mountain Ahuna Mons is seen in this mosaic of images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken in December 2015.
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Ahuna Mons Seen from LAMO
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the rim of Ikapati Crater on Ceres. The rough features around the rim of this impact scar give way to smoother, lightly cratered terrain in the lower half of the image.
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Dawn LAMO Image 40
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this image of a chain of snow-capped mountains stretching across the dark expanse on Pluto informally named Cthulhu Regio.
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Methane Snow on Pluto's Peaks
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Ikapati Crater with its complex of central peaks on Ceres. Several groupings of roughly parallel fractures are present in smooth areas of the crater floor.
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Dawn LAMO Image 39
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this view of Azacca Crater on Ceres. The rim of this crater has terraces descending from its rim down to its floor. The crater's floor is relatively free of large impact scars and is named for the Haitian god of agriculture
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Dawn LAMO Image 38
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the southwestern rim of Sintana Crater. The inside of the crater shows a hummocky surface.
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Dawn LAMO Image 37
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of the crater named Sekhet on Ceres. Prominent shadows within the crater highlight Sekhet's central peak and mounds of material that have slumped downward from its walls.
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Dawn LAMO Image 36
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This ethereal scene captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft tells yet another story of Pluto's diversity of geological and compositional features-this time in an enhanced color image of the north polar area.
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The Frozen Canyons of Pluto's North Pole
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The view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an unnamed crater that lies in the northeast part of the larger impact feature Gaue. The area is dominated by small craters and is relatively smooth in general.
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Dawn LAMO Image 35
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the Cerean terrain. The crater in the upper left corner displays smooth, relatively crater-free walls and small spurs of compacted material.
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Dawn LAMO Image 34
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this view of a region in the mid-southern latitudes of Ceres. The largest crater in the scene is Fluusa. Fluusa has a densely cratered floor and therefore is interpreted as an old impact feature.
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Dawn LAMO Image 33
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This image of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft was taken at an oblique viewing angle relative to the surface. The crater to the upper right is named Juling which displays prominent spurs of compacted material along its walls.
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Dawn LAMO Image 32
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a fresh impact crater with an asymmetric rim. The crater displays a sharp rim over much of its perimeter that is interrupted by a smooth area in the north.
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Dawn LAMO Image 31
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This scene from Ceres, captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows an older crater (at top center) that has been blanketed by impact ejecta from the younger crater to its right.
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Dawn LAMO Image 30
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Images from NASA's New Horizons mission suggest that Pluto's largest moon, Charon, once had a subsurface ocean that has long since frozen and expanded, pushing out on the moon's surface.
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Pluto's 'Hulk-like' Moon Charon: A Possible Ancient Ocean?
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This scene from Ceres, captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows an older crater (at top center) that has been blanketed by impact ejecta from the younger crater to its right.
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Dawn LAMO Image 29
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the interior of the crater Datan, which is superimposed on the northwestern rim of the larger crater Geshtin. The area at right, above the rim of Datan, is within Geshtin.
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Dawn LAMO Image 28
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