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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-18 Charon New Horizons
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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.
PIA20467:
Pluto's 'Hulk-like' Moon Charon: A Possible Ancient Ocean?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-18 Ceres Dawn
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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.
PIA20383:
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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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a knobby surface on Ceres. The region is adjacent to the giant impact crater Urvara.
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Dawn LAMO Image 27
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This ancient crater on Ceres displays a flattened floor and a low, rounded central peak. NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured the scene on Jan. 2, 2016.
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Dawn LAMO Image 26
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Pluto New Horizons
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This geological map from NASA's New Horizons covers a portion of Pluto's surface and includes the vast nitrogen-ice plain informally named Sputnik Planum and surrounding terrain.
PIA20466:
Putting Pluto's Geology on the Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Pluto New Horizons
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This geological map from NASA's New Horizons covers a portion of Pluto's surface and includes the vast nitrogen-ice plain informally named Sputnik Planum and surrounding terrain.
PIA20465:
Putting Pluto's Geology on the Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a densely cratered region within Meanderi Crater on Ceres. Elongated craters in the wall of the largest impact feature are likely the result of material slumping down the crater walls.
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Dawn LAMO Image 25
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the heavily cratered rim of an older, unnamed impact feature on Ceres. The crater density is almost the same inside and outside, and its wall is also quite battered by impacts.
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Dawn LAMO Image 24
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This image, taken by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows several unnamed craters superimposed upon one another. The low sun angle enhances the topography of this densely cratered region.
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Dawn LAMO Image 23
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the western rim of Occator Crater. Several small, bright patches of material can be seen along the rim.
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Dawn LAMO Image 22
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The image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the northeast rim of Sintana Crater on Ceres. The crater's steep rim is shadowed in this particular view.
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Dawn LAMO Image 21
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-04 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took this image of Pluto's vast nitrogen ice plain informally named Sputnik Planum.
PIA20464:
Pluto's Mysterious, Floating Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-04 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Jan. 1, 2016, shows two relatively young, fresh craters on Ceres. Large blocks of ejected material fell near the rims of the craters and onto the floor of the larger crater.
PIA20310:
Dawn LAMO Image 20
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Tupo Crater on Ceres is seen in this view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This crater, located in the southern hemisphere of Ceres, was named for a Polynesian god of turmeric. Dawn captured the scene on Dec. 24, 2015.
PIA20309:
Dawn LAMO Image 19
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater in the southern hemisphere of Ceres with a prominent central peak. The image is centered at approximately 63 degrees south latitude, 143 degrees east longitude. Dawn captured the scene on Dec. 24, 2015.
PIA20308:
Dawn LAMO Image 18
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-01 Ceres Dawn
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures the northern rim of Toharu Crater on Ceres. Dawn captured the scene on Dec. 24, 2015 from its low-altitude mapping orbit (LAMO), at an approximate altitude of 240 miles (385 kilometers) above Ceres.
PIA20307:
Dawn LAMO Image 17
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-29 Pluto New Horizons
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After its close approach to Pluto in July 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft snapped this hauntingly beautiful image of the night side of Pluto's largest moon, Charon.
PIA20375:
Charon's Night Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-29 Pluto New Horizons
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This false-color image, derived from observations in infrared light by the LEISA instrument, shows where the spectral features of water ice are abundant on Pluto's surface based on two scans obtained by NASA's New Horizons on July 14, 2015.
PIA20374:
Pluto's Widespread Water Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-29 Pluto New Horizons
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This image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is the first look at Pluto's atmosphere in infrared wavelengths. The blue ring around Pluto is caused by sunlight scattering from haze particles common in Pluto's atmosphere.
PIA20373:
Pluto's Blue Atmosphere in the Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-29 Ceres Dawn
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This view captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a section of Jarimba Crater on Ceres. A portion of the crater rim near top center appears much sharper, with smoother walls, than elsewhere.
PIA20306:
Dawn LAMO Image 16
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This frame is from a simulated flight of NASA's Dawn over Ceres which emphasizes the most prominent craters, as well as the mountain Ahuna Mons.
PIA20019:
Flight Over Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-28 Ceres Dawn
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures a portion of Ceres near the equator, including a crater surrounded by bright material. The image is centered at approximately 2.5 degrees south latitude, 112 degrees east longitude.
PIA20305:
Dawn LAMO Image 15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-27 Ceres Dawn
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This moody scene from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on Dec. 23, 2015, captures a portion of the southern hemisphere of Ceres. The image is centered at approximately 64 degrees south latitude, 291 degrees east longitude.
PIA20304:
Dawn LAMO Image 14
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-26 Ceres Dawn
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This view from NASA's captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Dec. 21,2015, shows the central complex of mountain peaks within Dantu Crater on Ceres. A patch of bright material is visible near lower right.
PIA20303:
Dawn LAMO Image 13
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured on Dec. 21, 2015 shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of Ceres. Bright material can be seen in the wall of the large crater at upper right.
PIA20302:
Dawn LAMO Image 12
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this portion of the southern hemisphere of Ceres on Dec. 20, 2015. The image is centered at approximately 46 degrees south latitude, 101 degrees east longitude.
PIA20301:
Dawn LAMO Image 11
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures the southeast rim of Dantu Crater. Bright material can be seen in some places along the walls. A network of fractures in the crater floor is visible at upper right.
PIA20300:
Dawn LAMO Image 10
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures gently curving canyons amid cratered plains on Ceres. The image is centered at approximately 31 degrees south latitude, 259 degrees east longitude, just north of the large crater Urvara.
PIA20299:
Dawn LAMO Image 9
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-19 Ceres Dawn
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Flecks of bright material can be seen in this image of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn took this image on Dec. 19, 2015, at an approximate altitude of 240 miles (385 kilometers) above Ceres.
PIA20298:
Dawn LAMO Image 8
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this image of unnamed craters in the southern hemisphere of Ceres on Dec. 18, 2015. The image is centered at approximately 45 degrees south latitude, 325 degrees east longitude.
PIA20297:
Dawn LAMO Image 7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-14 Pluto New Horizons
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This approximate true-color image from NASA's New Horizons shows hydrocarbons accumulating into small particles, a fraction of a micrometer in size, and scatter sunlight to make the bright blue haze seen in this image.
PIA20362:
Pluto's Haze in Bands of Blue
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Scientists with NASA's New Horizons mission have assembled the highest-resolution color view of one of two potential cryovolcanoes spotted on the surface of the distant planet by the passing New Horizons spacecraft in July 2015.
PIA20361:
Wright's Stuff
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-14 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this image on Dec. 18, 2015 of unnamed craters near the equator of Ceres. The image is centered at approximately 4 degrees south latitude, 350 degrees east longitude.
PIA20296:
Dawn LAMO Image 6
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This view of the Cerean crater Victa was captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Dec. 19, 2015. The steep-walled crater is approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) in diameter, and was named for the Roman goddess of food and nourishment.
PIA20195:
Dawn LAMO Image 5
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This Cerean crater, which is covered in ridges and steep slopes, called scarps, was captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Dec. 23, 2015. These features likely resulted when the crater partly collapsed during its formation.
PIA20194:
Crater with Scarps in LAMO
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The fractured floor of Dantu Crater on Ceres is seen in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on Dec. 21, 2015. Similar fractures are seen in Tycho, one of the youngest large craters on Earth's moon.
PIA20193:
Floor of Dantu Crater from LAMO
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Kupalo Crater, taken Dec. 21, 2016 by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows one of the youngest craters on Ceres. The crater has bright material exposed on its rim and walls, which could be salts. Its flat floor likely formed from impact melt and debris.
PIA20192:
Kupalo Crater from LAMO
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken Dec. 19, 2015, shows part of Messor Crater, at northern mid-latitudes on Ceres. The scene shows an older crater in which a large lobe-shaped flow partly covers the northern (top) part of the crater floor.
PIA20191:
Messor Crater from LAMO
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This view of Ezinu Crater on Ceres was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Oct. 19, 2015. Ezinu is the large crater in the top left corner of the image and contains a canyon-like feature near its center.
PIA20190:
Dawn HAMO Image 89
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-08 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft continues to transmit the sharpest views of Pluto that it obtained (and recorded) during its flyby of the distant planet on July 14, 2015.
PIA20336:
Pluto's Icy Plains Captured in Highest-Resolution Views from New Horizons
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This view of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Tupo Crater (22 miles, 36 kilometers wide), at upper left, with its sharp rim and prominent central peak.
PIA20189:
Dawn HAMO Image 88
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This image of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows terrain in the southern hemisphere within the large crater called Yalode. The prominent crater at top-right is called Lono. The crater directly below it is called Besua.
PIA20150:
Dawn HAMO Image 87
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This image of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Sintana Crater (36 miles, 58 kilometers wide) at top, just right of center. The rim of a large crater called Zadeni (80 miles, 128 kilometers wide), is seen at the bottom of the image.
PIA20149:
Dawn HAMO Image 86
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This image of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows cratered terrain at high northern latitudes. Ghanan Crater is seen at upper-right. A distinctive flow feature extends into the crater from its northern rim.
PIA20148:
Dawn HAMO Image 85
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This view of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows cratered terrain located immediately to the west of the intriguing mountain feature called Ahuna Mons.
PIA20147:
Dawn HAMO Image 84
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-31 Pluto New Horizons
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This illustration shows some of the final images used to determine that the coast was clear for NASA's New Horizons' flight through the Pluto system.
PIA20293:
Deep Field Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-31 Pluto New Horizons
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Pluto shows two remarkably different sides in these color images of the planet and its largest moon, Charon, taken by NASA's New Horizons on June 25 and June 27, 2015.
PIA20292:
Two Faces of Pluto July 1
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Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from NASA's New Horizons, taken on July 13, 2015. This is the last and most detailed image sent to Earth before the spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto on July 14.
PIA20291:
Color Image of Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-29 Ceres Dawn
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft includes Haulani, a relatively fresh crater 19 miles (31 kilometers) in diameter. The interior of Haulani shows landslides from its crater rim, along with smooth material and a central ridge on its crater floor.
PIA20146:
Dawn HAMO Image 83
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Part of the southern hemisphere on dwarf planet Ceres is seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Hamori crater, named after a Japanese god and protector of tree leaves, is the large crater near the center of the image.
PIA20145:
Dawn HAMO Image 82
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As seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, this part of Ceres, near the south pole, has such long shadows because, from the perspective of this location, the sun is near the horizon.
PIA20188:
Dawn's Lowest Orbit: Near South Pole
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These views of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on December 10, show an area in the southern part of the southern hemisphere of the dwarf planet.
PIA20187:
Dawn's LAMO View of Ceres
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These views of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on December 10, 2015, shows an area in the southern mid-latitudes of the dwarf planet. They are located around a crater chain called Gerber Catena.
PIA20186:
Dawn LAMO View Around Gerber Catena, Ceres
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This view of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on December 10, 2015, shows an area in the southern mid-latitudes of the dwarf planet.
PIA20185:
Dawn's Lowest Orbit: Southern Mid-Latitudes
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This view of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on December 10, 2015, shows an area in the southern mid-latitudes of the dwarf planet. It is located in an area around a crater chain called Samhain Catena.
PIA20184:
Dawn's Lowest Orbit: Near Samhain Catena
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Part of the southern hemisphere on dwarf planet Ceres is seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This left side of the image shows the eastern rim of Urvara crater.
PIA20144:
Dawn HAMO Image 81
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-18 Pluto New Horizons
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This recently received panchromatic image of Pluto's small satellite Nix taken by NASA's New Horizons is one of the best images of Pluto's third-largest moon.
PIA20287:
Pluto's Moon Nix, Half Illuminated
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-18 Ceres Dawn
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on Oct. 18, 2015, from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers), shows Toharu crater (55 miles or 88 kilometers wide) at lower right.
PIA20143:
Dawn HAMO Image 80
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this scene, showing southern mid-latitudes on Ceres, on Oct. 18, 2015, from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). It has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA20142:
Dawn HAMO Image 79
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This is a portion of a high-resolution swath of Pluto sweeping over the cratered plains west of NASA's New Horizons' encounter hemisphere and across numerous prominent faults, skimming the eastern margin of the dark, forbidding region of Cthulhu Regio.
PIA20286:
Zigzagging Across Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-16 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this view of mid-latitudes on Ceres on Oct. 18, 2015, from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA20141:
Dawn HAMO Image 78
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This view, captured on Oct. 18, 2015 from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers) by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows northern mid-latitudes on Ceres, including a small impact crater surrounded by bright material.
PIA20140:
Dawn HAMO Image 77
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This image, taken on Oct. 6, 2015 from NASA's Dawn mission, shows the 52-mile-wide (84 kilometer-wide) crater on Ceres named Gaue. This medium-sized basin has a relatively fresh rim with terraced walls and a smooth floor.
PIA20139:
Dawn HAMO Image 76
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows high northern latitudes on Ceres. Dawn acquired the image on Oct. 17, 2015, from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). It has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA20138:
Dawn HAMO Image 75
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This map of Ceres, made from images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the locations of about 130 bright areas across the dwarf planet's surface, highlighted in blue. Most of these bright areas are associated with craters.
PIA20183:
Bright Spot Locations on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Pluto New Horizons
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This image from NASA's New Horizons forms a strip trending from the edge of 'badlands' northwest of Sputnik Planum, across the al-Idrisi mountains, onto the shoreline of Pluto's 'heart' feature, and just into its icy plains.
PIA20213:
Pluto's Close-up, Now in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Pluto New Horizons
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On July 14, 2015, the telescopic camera on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took the highest resolution images ever obtained of the intricate pattern of 'pits' across a section of Pluto's prominent heart-shaped region, informally named Tombaugh Regio.
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Zooming in on Pluto's Pattern of Pits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Ceres Dawn
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken on Oct. 17, 2015, from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers), shows southern mid-latitudes on Ceres, including a relatively fresh crater near upper left.
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Dawn HAMO Image 74
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This frame from a video from NASA's Dawn mission shows dwarf planet Ceres in false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials.
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Ceres Rotation and Occator Crater (Video) Animation Icon
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A group of scientists from NASA's Dawn mission suggests that when sunlight reaches Ceres' Occator Crater, a kind of thin haze of dust and evaporating water forms there. Occator measures about 60 miles (90 kilometers) wide.
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Lateral View of Occator
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This false color image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of Ceres' Occator Crater shows differences in surface composition. The color blue is generally associated with bright material seems to be consistent with salts, such as sulfates.
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Occator in False Color
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Occator Crater draped over a digital terrain model provides a 3-D-like perspective view of the impact structure.
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Occator Crater in Perspective
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft features a crater named Oxo, which is about 6 miles (9 kilometers) in diameter. A short, linear slump, where a mass of material has dropped below the surface, is seen to the left of Oxo's crater rim.
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Dawn HAMO Image 73
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Part of the southern hemisphere on dwarf planet Ceres is seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Two prominent, similarly sized craters (at left) demonstrate how impact features become degraded over time.
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Dawn HAMO Image 72
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This view shows the southwestern rim of 106-mile-wide (170-kilometer-wide) Urvara crater on Ceres.In the crater's center is a prominent double peak. NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained the image on Oct. 15, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 71
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-05 Pluto New Horizons
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This frame from a movie is composed of the sharpest views of Pluto that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft obtained during its flyby of the distant planet on July 14, 2015.
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New Horizons' Very Best View of Pluto (movie)
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This mosaic is composed of the sharpest views of Pluto that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft obtained during its flyby of the distant planet on July 14, 2015.
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New Horizons' Very Best View of Pluto (Mosiac)
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This highest-resolution image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveals new details of Pluto's rugged, icy cratered plains.
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Layered Craters and Icy Plains
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This highest-resolution image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft shows how erosion and faulting has sculpted this portion of Pluto's icy crust into rugged badlands.
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Pluto's Badlands
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In this highest-resolution image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, great blocks of Pluto's water-ice crust appear jammed together in the informally named al-Idrisi mountains.
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The Mountainous Shoreline of Sputnik Planum
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows different types of terrain located side by side on Ceres: a smooth terrain at right with numerous small impact craters, and a less-cratered, hummocky terrain at left.
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Dawn HAMO Image 70
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One of the most intriguing features on Ceres, Occator crater, is seen in this oblique view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft and is home to the brightest areas on Ceres. Dawn took this image on Oct. 18, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 69
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the rim of the large impact feature named Yalode in the southern mid-latitudes on dwarf planet Ceres. Linear, roughly parallel features are visible in the crater wall.
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Dawn HAMO Image 68
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This atlas of Ceres was created using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in June 2015. Researchers used 12,000 points on Ceres to construct a terrain model, which served as the basis for other maps.
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Ceres Survey Atlas
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The tall, cone-shaped mountain Ahuna Mons is seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Ahuna Mons taken on Oct. 14, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 67
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the dramatic-looking crater named Haulani on Ceres.
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Dawn HAMO Image 66
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The terraced rim of the large crater named Urvara can be seen at the upper left in this view from Ceres. This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows terrain in the southern hemisphere of the dwarf planet.
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Dawn HAMO Image 65
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows cratered terrain in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. Ikapati crater (top) appears with several flat plains filled by flows, smooth material and ejecta from the crater interior.
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Dawn HAMO Image 64
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Researchers from NASA's Dawn mission have composed the first comprehensive views of the north (left) and south pole regions (right) of dwarf planet Ceres, using images obtained by the Dawn spacecraft.
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First Complete Look at Ceres' Poles
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This image of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows hummocky terrain -- a surface covered in low, rounded hills -- with numerous impact craters of varying sizes.
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Dawn HAMO Image 63
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This view of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a fresh impact crater with a flat floor. The crater is surrounded by smooth, flow-like ejecta that covers adjacent older impact craters. The crater is about 16 miles (26 kilometers) in diameter.
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Dawn HAMO Image 62
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, displays a linear structure trending from northeast to southwest (lower left to upper right). The graben might be interpreted as a chain of collapsed pits or secondary craters.
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Dawn HAMO Image 61
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Dantu crater on Ceres, seen in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft at left, reveals structures hinting at tectonic processes that formed the dwarf planet's surface. Linear structures are spread over the crater floor.
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Dawn HAMO Image 60
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This image of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a giant, ancient impact crater with smaller craters in its interior. The large crater shows partial terracing on its southeast rim, whereas the north part is almost fully degraded.
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Dawn HAMO Image 59
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This image of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows three prominent craters located to the northeast of a terrace (the terrace feature being located at left in this image).
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Dawn HAMO Image 58
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The largest feature in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is Geshtin crater, which is superposed (located on top of) by the younger Datan crater. On its upper-left rim, Datan is superposed by a smaller, even younger unnamed crater.
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Dawn HAMO Image 57
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This image of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a 23-mile-wide (37 kilometer-wide) crater called Tupo, which features a curved central peak complex and terraces.
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Dawn HAMO Image 56
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-10 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons scientists believe that the informally named feature Wright Mons, located south of Sputnik Planum on Pluto, and another, Piccard Mons, could have been formed by the 'cryovolcanic' eruption of ices from beneath Pluto's surface.
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Ice Volcanoes on Pluto?
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Locations of more than 1,000 craters mapped on Pluto by NASA's New Horizons mission indicate a wide range of surface ages, which likely means that Pluto has been geologically active throughout its history.
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Craters of All Ages and Sizes
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