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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-28 Ceres Dawn
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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.
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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.
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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.
PIA20545:
'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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-24 Pluto New Horizons
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-17 Pluto New Horizons
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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.
PIA20536:
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).
PIA20535:
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.
PIA20534:
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.
PIA20403:
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.
PIA20402:
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.
PIA20400:
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.
PIA20399:
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.
PIA20531:
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.
PIA20398:
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.
PIA20397:
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.
PIA20396:
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.
PIA20395:
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.
PIA20349:
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.
PIA20348:
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.
PIA20394:
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.
PIA20477:
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.
PIA20393:
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
PIA20392:
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.
PIA20391:
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.
PIA20390:
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.
PIA20473:
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.
PIA20389:
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.
PIA20388:
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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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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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.
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Putting Pluto's Geology on the Map
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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.
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Putting Pluto's Geology on the Map
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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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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took this image of Pluto's vast nitrogen ice plain informally named Sputnik Planum.
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Pluto's Mysterious, Floating Hills
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dawn LAMO Image 18
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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.
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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.
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Charon's Night Side
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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.
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Pluto's Widespread Water Ice
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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.
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Pluto's Blue Atmosphere in the Infrared
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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.
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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.
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Flight Over Ceres Animation Icon
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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.
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Dawn LAMO Image 15
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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.
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Dawn LAMO Image 14
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dawn LAMO Image 11
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