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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.
PIA20155:
Ice Volcanoes on Pluto?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-10 Pluto New Horizons
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-10 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons data indicates that at least two (and possibly all four) of Pluto's small moons may be the result of mergers between still smaller moons.
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Merged Bodies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-10 Pluto New Horizons
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Most inner moons in the solar system keep one face pointed toward their central planet; this frame from an animation by NASA's New Horizons shows that certainly isn't the case with the small moons of Pluto, which behave like spinning tops.
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Spinning Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-10 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons cameras have spied swarms of mysterious 'pits' across the informally named Sputnik Planum. Scientists believe the pits may form through a combination of sublimation and ice fracturing.
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Pluto's Pits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-10 Pluto New Horizons
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Scientists using NASA's New Horizons images of Pluto's surface to make 3-D topographic maps have discovered that two of Pluto's mountains, informally named Wright Mons and Piccard Mons, could possibly be ice volcanoes.
PIA20050:
Ice Volcanoes and Topography
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-09 Ceres Dawn
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Numerous linear crater chains on Ceres dominate this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft , which is centered at approximately 20 degrees north latitude, 198 degrees east longitude.
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Dawn HAMO Image 55
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-06 Ceres Dawn
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The craters in the image, taken Oct. 1, 2015 from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, are characterized by different degrees of freshness, reflecting different ages. The sharply defined crater to right of center is named Takel.
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Dawn HAMO Image 54
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-05 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers) around mid-latitudes. The unusual mountain Ahuna Mons is featured here.
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Dawn HAMO Image 53
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-04 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres at mid-latitudes from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on Sept. 29, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
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Dawn HAMO Image 52
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-03 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). Featured here is Dantu crater, named for the Ghanan god associated with the planting of corn.
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Dawn HAMO Image 51
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-02 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). Urvara crater, named for the Indian and Iranian deity of plants and fields, is featured.
PIA19992:
Dawn HAMO Image 50
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on Sept. 22, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19991:
Dawn HAMO Image 49
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-29 Pluto New Horizons
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This image was made just 15 minutes after NASA's New Horizons spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, as the spacecraft looked back at Pluto toward the sun.
PIA20038:
A Full View of Pluto's Stunning Crescent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-29 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is returning images, such as this one of Pluto's 'Broken Heart,' to improve maps of other regions.
PIA20037:
Mapping Pluto's 'Broken Heart'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-29 Charon New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons scientists have discovered a striking contrast between one of the fresh craters on Pluto's largest moon Charon and a neighboring crater. The crater, informally named Organa, caught scientists' attention.
PIA20036:
The Youngest Crater on Charon?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-29 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on Sept. 22, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19990:
Dawn HAMO Image 48
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-28 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). Jarovit crater, named for the Slavic god of fertility and harvest, is seen at lower left.
PIA19989:
Dawn HAMO Image 47
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-27 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). Zadeni crater is named for the ancient Georgian god of bountiful harvest.
PIA19988:
Dawn HAMO Image 46
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Ceres Dawn
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This mosaic shows Ceres' Occator crater and surrounding terrain from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers), as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Occator is 60 miles (90 kilometers) across and 2 miles (4 kilometers) deep.
PIA19996:
Occator and Surrounding Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres at mid-latitudes from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on Sept. 21, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19987:
Dawn HAMO Image 45
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-23 Pluto New Horizons
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This image of Kerberos was created by combining four individual LORRI pictures taken on July 14, 2015, approximately seven hours before New Horizons' closest approach to Pluto, at a range of 245,600 miles (396,100 km) from Kerberos.
PIA20034:
Kerberos Revealed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-23 Pluto New Horizons
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This composite image shows a sliver of Pluto's large moon, Charon, and all four of Pluto's small moons, as resolved by LORRI on the New Horizons spacecraft. All the moons are displayed with a common intensity stretch and spatial scale (see scale bar).
PIA20033:
Family Portrait of Pluto's Moons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-23 Pluto New Horizons
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Global stereo mapping of Pluto's surface is now possible, as images taken from multiple directions are downlinked from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. You will need 3D glasses to view this image showing an ancient, heavily cratered region of Pluto.
PIA20032:
Pluto in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-23 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on Sept. 21, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19986:
Dawn HAMO Image 44
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-22 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on Sept. 21, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19985:
Dawn HAMO Image 43
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-21 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres at mid-latitudes, from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on Sept. 21, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19984:
Dawn HAMO Image 42
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-20 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on Sept. 21, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19983:
Dawn HAMO Image 41
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-19 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on Sept. 20, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19982:
Dawn HAMO Image 40
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-16 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft detected water ice on Pluto's surface, picking up on the ice's near-infrared spectral characteristics in regions informally called Viking Terra, along Virgil Fossa west of Elliot crater, and in Baré Montes.
PIA20030:
Water Ice on Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-16 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). Toharu crater, named for the Pawnee god of food and vegetation, can be seen at left.
PIA19981:
Dawn HAMO Image 39
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-15 Pluto New Horizons
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This high-resolution image captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft shows the bright expanse of Pluto's western lobe of the 'heart,' informally called Sputnik Planum.
PIA20007:
Sputnik Planum, in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-15 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on Sept. 20, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19980:
Dawn HAMO Image 38
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-14 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Sept. 20, 2015, shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers), and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19979:
Dawn HAMO Image 37
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-13 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on September 20, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19978:
Dawn HAMO Image 36
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-12 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on August 23, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19973:
Dawn HAMO Image 35
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-09 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on September 15, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19972:
Dawn HAMO Image 34
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-08 Pluto New Horizons
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Pluto's haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by NASA's New Horizons. The high-altitude haze is thought to be similar in nature to that seen at Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA19964:
Pluto's Blue Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-08 Pluto New Horizons
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Regions with exposed water ice are highlighted in blue in this composite image from NASA's New Horizons. The strongest signatures of water ice occur along Virgil Fossa, just west of Elliot crater (at left), and also in Viking Terra near the top.
PIA19963:
Water Ice on Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-08 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on September 14, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19971:
Dawn HAMO Image 33
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-07 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on September 9, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19910:
Dawn HAMO Image 32
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-06 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on September 9, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19909:
Dawn HAMO Image 31
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-05 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on September 9, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19908:
Dawn HAMO Image 30
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-02 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on September 9, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19907:
Dawn HAMO Image 29
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Charon New Horizons
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Charon's color palette is not as diverse as Pluto's; most striking is the reddish north (top) polar region, informally named Mordor Macula, as seen by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA19968:
Charon in Enhanced Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Charon New Horizons
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Charon's cratered uplands at the top are broken by series of canyons, and replaced on the bottom by the rolling plains of the informally named Vulcan Planum in this image from NASA's New Horizons.
PIA19967:
Charon in Detail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Charon New Horizons
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A composite of enhanced color images of Pluto (lower right) and Charon (upper left), taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it passed through the Pluto system on July 14, 2015. This image highlights the striking differences between Pluto and Charon.
PIA19966:
Charon and Pluto: Strikingly Different Worlds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Charon New Horizons
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Images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft were used to create a flyover video of Pluto's largest moon, Charon. The 'flight' starts with the informally named Mordor (dark) region near Charon's north pole.
PIA19965:
Flying over Charon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on August 24, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19906:
Dawn HAMO Image 28
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-30 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on August 22, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19905:
Dawn HAMO Image 27
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-30 Ceres Dawn
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This map-projected view of Ceres was created from images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its high-altitude mapping orbit, in August and September, 2015.
PIA19977:
Hints at Ceres' Composition from Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-30 Ceres Dawn
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This view, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, features a tall conical mountain on Ceres. Elevations span a range of about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the lowest places in this region to the highest terrains.
PIA19976:
Topographic View of Ceres Mountain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-30 Ceres Dawn
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This view, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, is a color-coded topographic map of Occator crater on Ceres. Blue is the lowest elevation, and brown is the highest.
PIA19975:
Occator Topography
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-30 Ceres Dawn
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This color-coded map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the highs and lows of topography on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres. It is labeled with names of features approved by the International Astronomical Union.
PIA19974:
Topographic Ceres Map with Feature Names II
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-29 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on August 21, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19904:
Dawn HAMO Image 26
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-28 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on August 21, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19903:
Dawn HAMO Image 25
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-25 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image was taken on August 21, 2015, and has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
PIA19902:
Dawn HAMO Image 24
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-24 Pluto New Horizons
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In this extended color image of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, rounded and bizarrely textured mountains, informally named the Tartarus Dorsa.
PIA19957:
'Snakeskin' Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-24 Pluto New Horizons
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This cylindrical projection map of Pluto, in enhanced, extended color, is the most detailed color map of Pluto ever made by NASA's New Horizons. The map can be zoomed in to reveal exquisite detail with high scientific value.
PIA19956:
Pluto in Extended Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-24 Pluto New Horizons
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Images of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft before closest approach on July 14, 2015, reveal small features, from craters to faulted mountain blocks, to the textured surface of the vast basin informally called Sputnik Planum.
PIA19955:
From Pluto's Mountains to Its Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-24 Pluto New Horizons
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High-resolution images of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft just before closest approach on July 14, 2015, are the sharpest images to date of Pluto's varied terrain-revealing details down to scales of 270 meters.
PIA19954:
Ice Mountains and Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-24 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft mapped compositions across Pluto's surface as it flew past the planet on July 14, 2015.
PIA19953:
Mapping Pluto's Methane Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-24 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015. Pluto's surface sports a remarkable range of subtle colors, enhanced in this view to a rainbow of pale blues, yellows, oranges, and deep reds.
PIA19952:
The Rich Color Variations of Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-24 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 27, 2015.
PIA19901:
Dawn HAMO Image 23
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 27, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 22
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 27, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 21
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-21 Pluto New Horizons
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Images downloaded from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft (through Sept. 11, 2015) were stitched together and rendered on a sphere to make this flyover 'movie.' This is a frame from the animation.
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Flyover Sputnik Planum Animation Icon
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 26, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 20
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 26, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 19
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-17 Pluto New Horizons
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Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto's horizon.
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Pluto's Majestic Mountains, Frozen Plains and Foggy Hazes
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Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured a near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto's horizon.
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Closer Look: Majestic Mountains and Frozen Plains
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In this small section of the larger crescent image of Pluto, taken by NASA's New Horizons just 15 minutes after the spacecraft's closest approach on July 14, 2015, the setting sun illuminates a fog or near-surface haze.
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Near-Surface Haze or Fog on Pluto
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Sputnik Planum is the informal name of the smooth, light-bulb shaped region on the left of this composite of several of NASA's New Horizons images of Pluto.
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Sputnik Planum in Detail
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Ice (probably frozen nitrogen) that appears to have accumulated on the uplands on the right side of this image from NASA' New Horizons, is draining from Pluto's mountains onto the informally named Sputnik Planum.
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Valley Glaciers on Pluto
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This image from NASA's New Horizons is re-projected from the oblique, backlit view shown in the new crescent image of Pluto.
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Intricate Valley Glaciers on Pluto
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 26, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 18
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 25, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 17
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 24, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 16
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 24, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 15
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the surface of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 24, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 14
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-10 Pluto New Horizons
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This synthetic perspective view of Pluto, based on the latest high-resolution images to be downlinked from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, shows what you would see if you were above Pluto's equatorial area, looking over Cthulhu Regio.
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Looking over Pluto
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Mosaic of high-resolution images of Pluto, transmitted by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from Sept. 5 to 7, 2015. The image is dominated by the informally-named icy plain Sputnik Planum, the smooth, bright region across the center.
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Surface Variety
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Mosaic of high-resolution images of Pluto, transmitted by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from Sept. 5 to 7, 2015. The image is dominated by the informally-named icy plain Sputnik Planum, the smooth, bright region across the center.
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Surface Variety
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In the center of this 300-mile (470-kilometer) wide image of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is a large region of jumbled, broken terrain on the northwestern edge of the vast, icy plain informally called Sputnik Planum, to the right.
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Chaos Region
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This image from NASA's New Horizons includes dark, ancient heavily cratered terrain, bright, smooth geologically young terrain, assembled masses of mountains, and an enigmatic field of dark, aligned ridges that resemble dunes.
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Dark Areas
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This image of Pluto's largest moon Charon, taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft 10 hours before its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015 from a distance of 290,000 miles (470,000 kilometers).
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Charon's Complexity
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This image of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, processed in two different ways, shows how Pluto's bright, high-altitude atmospheric haze produces a twilight that softly illuminates the surface before sunrise and after sunset.
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Pluto in Twilight
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Two different versions of an image of Pluto's haze layers, taken by NASA's New Horizons as it looked back at Pluto's dark side nearly 16 hours after close approach, from a distance of 480,000 miles (770,000 kilometers).
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Pluto's Haze
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 21, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 12
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This still from an animation, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, features a color-coded topographic map of Occator crater on Ceres.
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Circling Occator -- Topographic Animation Animation Icon
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This still from an animation, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots.
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Circling the Lights of Occator Animation Icon
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This image, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots.
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Dawn Takes a Closer Look at Occator
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 21, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 11
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 21, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 10
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of Ceres at mid-latitudes from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 21, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 9
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 21, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 8
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 21, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 7
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 21, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 6
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This frame from an animation is a dramatic view of the Pluto system is as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft saw it in July 2015.
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Flying Past Pluto (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-28 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 21, 2015.
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Dawn HAMO Image 5
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