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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-26 Ceres Dawn
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This image of Occator Crater on Ceres' limb -- short exposure -- was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 14, 2018 from an altitude of about 1149 miles (1849 kilometers).
PIA22765:
Occator Crater on Ceres' Limb -- Short Exposure
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This image of Occator Crater on Ceres' limb -- long exposure -- was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 14, 2018 from an altitude of about 1149 miles (1849 kilometers).
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Occator Crater on Ceres' Limb -- Long Exposure
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This image of mass wasting features along Occator Crater's rim on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 2, 2018 from an altitude of about 130 miles (210 kilometers).
PIA22763:
Mass Wasting Features Along Occator Crater's Rim
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This image of deep fractures in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 31, 2018 from an altitude of about 31 miles (50 kilometers).
PIA22762:
Deep Fractures in Occator Crater
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This image of a fracture network on the floor of Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 26, 2018 from an altitude of about 94 miles (152 kilometers).
PIA22761:
Fracture Network on the Floor of Occator Crater
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This image of a fracture pattern on the floor of Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 25, 2018 from an altitude of about 87 miles (140 kilometers).
PIA22760:
Fracture Pattern on the Floor of Occator Crater
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This image of a large block along the ridge of Urvara Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 24, 2018 from an altitude of about 36 miles (58 kilometers).
PIA22759:
Large Block Along the Ridge of Urvara Crater
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This image of the base of Occator Crater's eastern wall next to the Vinalia Faculae on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 23, 2018 from an altitude of about 84 miles (135 kilometers).
PIA22758:
Base of Occator Crater's Eastern Wall Next to the Vinalia Faculae
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This image of a complex pattern on the floor of Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 58 miles (93 kilometers).
PIA22757:
Complex Pattern on the Floor of Occator Crater
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This image of a detached large block from Urvara Crater's rim on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 35 miles (56 kilometers).
PIA22756:
Large Block Detached from Urvara Crater's Rim
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of boulders along Urvara Crater's wall was obtained from an altitude of about 28 miles (45 kilometers) above Ceres' surface.
PIA22674:
Boulders Along Urvara Crater's Wall
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This mosaic from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, of Cerealia Facula combines images obtained from altitudes as low as 22 miles (35 km) above Ceres' surface.
PIA22480:
Mosaic of Cerealia Facula
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This artist's concept summarizes our understanding of how the inside of Ceres could be structured, based on the data returned by the NASA's Dawn mission. The most internal layer, the mantle is dominated by hydrated rocks, like clays.
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Ceres' Internal Structure (Artist's Concept)
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This image showing detail of the Vinalia Faculae in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 1, 2018 from an altitude of about 29 miles (46 kilometers).
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Detail of the Vinalia Faculae in Occator Crater
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This image of landslides along Occator Crater's wall on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 47 miles (76 kilometers).
PIA22643:
Landslides Along Occator Crater's Wall
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This image of lobate flows on Occator Crater's floor on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 67 miles (107 kilometers).
PIA22642:
Lobate Flows on Occator Crater's Floor
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This image of a bright crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 17, 2018 from an altitude of about 25 miles (41 kilometers).
PIA22641:
Bright Crater on Ceres
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This image of a scarp in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 3, 2018 from an altitude of about 26 miles (42 kilometers).
PIA22640:
Scarp in Occator Crater
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This image of domes and fractures in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 3, 2018 from an altitude of about 28 miles (44 kilometers).
PIA22639:
Domes and Fractures in Occator Crater
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This image of complex bright and dark material relationships in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 3, 2018 from an altitude of about 30 miles (48 kilometers).
PIA22638:
Complex Bright and Dark Material Relationships in Occator Crater
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This image of fractures across Occator Crater's floor on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 4, 2018 from an altitude of about 30 miles (48 kilometers).
PIA22637:
Fractures Across Occator Crater's Floor
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This image of Urvara Crater's ridge on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 5, 2018 from an altitude of about 75 miles (121 kilometers).
PIA22636:
Urvara Crater's Ridge
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This image of bright spots in a small crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 1, 2018 from an altitude of about 179 miles (288 kilometers).
PIA22635:
Bright Spots in Small Crater on Ceres
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This image of fractures in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 3, 2018 from an altitude of about 22 miles (35 kilometers).
PIA22634:
Fractures in Occator Crater
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This image of a wall on Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 5, 2018 from an altitude of about 26 miles (43 kilometers).
PIA22633:
Occator Crater Wall
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This image of a dome in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 5, 2018 from an altitude of about 32 miles (51 kilometers).
PIA22632:
Dome in Occator Crater
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This image of complex patterns on Occator Crater's floor on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 5, 2018 from an altitude of about 32 miles (52 kilometers).
PIA22631:
Complex Patterns on Occator Crater's Floor
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This image of a fracture pattern near Cerealia Facula on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 5, 2018 from an altitude of about 33 miles (54 kilometers).
PIA22630:
Fracture Pattern Near Cerealia Facula
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This image of bright material in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 5, 2018 from an altitude of about 34 miles (55 kilometers).
PIA22629:
Bright Material in Occator Crater
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This image of fractures in Occator Crater's floor on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 5, 2018 from an altitude of about 35 miles (57 kilometers).
PIA22628:
Fractures in Occator Crater's Floor
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This image showing detail of Urvara Crater's central ridge on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 6, 2018 from an altitude of about 72 miles (116 kilometers).
PIA22627:
Detail of Urvara Crater's Central Ridge
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This image of Vinalia Faculae on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 6, 2018 from an altitude of about 36 miles (58 kilometers).
PIA22626:
Vinalia Faculae Detail
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This close-up image of the Vinalia Faculae in Occator Crater on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The mapping of this region in this orbit is almost complete.
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Mosaic of the Vinalia Faculae in Occator Crater
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This mosaic of Cerealia Facula in Occator Crater on Ceres is based on images obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Intimate details about the relationships between bright and dark materials across the facula are revealed.
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Mosaic of Cerealia Facula in Occator Crater
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This close-up image of the Vinalia Faculae in Occator Crater on Ceres, obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 14, 2018, reveals the intricate pattern between bright and dark material across this flow feature.
PIA22478:
Vinalia Faculae Up Close
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This mosaic of a prominent mound located on the western side of Cerealia Facula on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 22, 2018. The geometry of this feature is similar to a mesa or large butte with a flat top.
PIA22477:
Prominent Mound in Ceres' Cerealia Facula Region
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This image of Occator Crater's southeastern wall and floor on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 17, 2018 from an altitude of about 22 miles (36 kilometers).
PIA22551:
Fracture Network in Occator Crater
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This image of Occator Crater's northern wall on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 21 miles (33 kilometers).
PIA22550:
Occator's Northern Wall
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This image of a battered crater rim on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 10, 2018 from an altitude of about 25 miles (40 kilometers).
PIA22531:
Battered Crater Rim on Ceres
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This image of a small boulder on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 10, 2018 from an altitude of about 24 miles (38 kilometers).
PIA22530:
Boulders in Small Crater
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This image of the eastern rim of Occator Crater was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 10, 2018 from an altitude of about 22 miles (36 kilometers).
PIA22529:
Occator Crater Eastern Rim
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This image of a small crater north of Ceres' Datan Crater was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 9, 2018 from an altitude of about 48 miles (77 kilometers).
PIA22528:
Small Crater North of Datan Crater
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This image of smooth material on Ceres was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 9, 2018 from an altitude of about 41 miles (66 kilometers).
PIA22527:
Smooth Material on Ceres
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This image of landslides along Ceres' Occator Crater's eastern rim was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 9, 2018 from an altitude of about 27 miles (44 kilometers).
PIA22526:
Landslides Along Occator Crater's Rim
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This image of a boulder field near Ceres' Occator Crater's eastern rim was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 9, 2018 from an altitude of about 30 miles (48 kilometers).
PIA22525:
Boulder Field Near Occator Crater's Eastern Rim
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This image of Ceres' Occator Crater's eastern rim was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 9, 2018 from an altitude of about 30 miles (48 kilometers).
PIA22524:
Occator Crater's Eastern Rim
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This image, obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 9, 2018, shows subtle features on Ceres from an altitude of about 33 miles (53 kilometers).
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Subtle Features on Ceres
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This image of Ceres' limb was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 30, 2018 from an altitude of about 280 miles (450 kilometers).
PIA22522:
Limb View of Ceres
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This image of was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 30, 2018 from an altitude of about 420 miles (675 kilometers). Ejecta from Haulani Crater can be seen on the right side of the image.
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West of Haulani Crater
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This image was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 30, 2018 from an altitude of about 465 miles (750 kilometers).
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Complex Crater Assemblage on Ceres
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This image of the region between Urvara Crater's eastern rim and Yalode Crater's western rim was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 20, 2018 from an altitude of about 1070 miles (1720 kilometers).
PIA22516:
Two Giants Meet
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This image of Xevioso Crater was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 470 miles (760 kilometers).
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Xevioso Crater
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This image of Urvara Crater was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 20, 2018 from an altitude of about 920 miles (1480 kilometers).
PIA22472:
Urvara Crater's Complex Floor
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This color mosaic of Dantu Crater was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 23, 2018 from an altitude of about 305 miles (490 kilometers).
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Color Mosaic of Dantu Crater
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This image of Juling and Kupalo Craters was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 25, 2018 from an altitude of about 855 miles (1380 kilometers).
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Juling Crater
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This image of Nar Sulcus in Yalode Crater was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 19, 2018 from an altitude of about 875 miles (1410 kilometers).
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Nar Sulcus
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On the way to its lowest-ever and final orbit, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is observing Ceres and returning new images of the dwarf planet's surface, such as this dramatic image of Ceres' limb.
PIA22476:
Dawn: On its Way to Low Orbit
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This annotated map projection from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft shows Charon, the largest of Pluto's five moons, annotated with its first set of official feature names.
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Charon's First Official Feature Names
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft showing the northern part of Hanami Planum on Ceres honors the Japanese cherry blossom festival, or 'Hanami,' a long-standing Japanese tradition of welcoming spring.
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Hanami Planum on Ceres
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This view from NASA's Dawn mission shows the floor of Ceres' Juling Crater. The crater floor shows evidence of the flow of ice and rock, similar to rock glaciers in Earth's polar regions.
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Juling Crater's Floor
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This view from NASA's Dawn mission shows Ceres' tallest mountain, Ahuna Mons. A significant amount of sodium carbonate has been found, shown in green and red colors in the lower right image.
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Ahuna Mons
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This view from NASA's Dawn mission shows where ice has been detected in the northern wall of Ceres' Juling Crater, which is in almost permanent shadow.
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Juling Crater's Shadow
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows large craters Urvara (top) and Yalode (bottom) on dwarf planet Ceres. The two giant craters were formed at different times. Urvara is about 120-140 million years old and Yalode is almost 1 billion years older.
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Urvara and Yalode: Giant Craters on Ceres
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This image taken on August 17, 2016 from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a complex set of fractures found in the southwestern region of the floor of Occator Crater on Ceres.
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Spiderweb-like Fractures in Occator Crater
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This collage shows some of the most interesting geological sites that NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed at dwarf planet Ceres.
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Collage of Features on Ceres
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This image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a subtle feature on Ceres called Kwanzaa Tholus. The rounded shape of Kwanzaa Tholus is typical of tholi.
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Kwanzaa Tholus
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This image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a field of small craters next to Kokopelli Crater, seen at bottom right in this image, on dwarf planet Ceres.
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Kokopelli Crater on Ceres
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This map from NASA's Dawn mission shows locations of bright material on dwarf planet Ceres. There are more than 300 bright areas, called 'faculae,' on Ceres.
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Map of Ceres' Bright Spots
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This simulated perspective view from NASA's Dawn mission shows the bright areas of Occator Crater, which contains the brightest area on Ceres, Cerealia Facula in the center and Vinalia Faculae to the side.
PIA21913:
Occator Perspective View
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This image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Duginavi Crater, a large crater on Ceres. Duginavi hosts the small Oxo Crater, recognizable by its bright rim and ejecta.
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Duginavi and Oxo
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This image made with data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows pit chains on dwarf planet Ceres called Samhain Catenae.
PIA22086:
Samhain Catenae on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-02 Ceres Dawn
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This image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Emesh, a crater on Ceres. Emesh, named after the Sumerian god of vegetation and agriculture, located at the edge of the Vendimia Planitia.
PIA21911:
Emesh Crater on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-26 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took these images of dwarf planet Ceres. The map overlaid on the right gives scientists hints about Ceres' internal structure.
PIA22083:
Clues to Ceres' Internal Structure Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-12 Ceres Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a group of craters, left of center, that resembles a rubber duck. The 'head' is dubbed Halki Crater, the 'Body' Telepinu Crater, the 'beak' crater is unnamed.
PIA21909:
'Rubber Duck' on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-06 Ceres Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft highlights Axomama Crater, the small crater shown to the right of center; its sharp edges indicate recent emplacement by a small impact.
PIA21908:
Axomama Crater on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-28 Pluto New Horizons
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Pluto's bladed terrain as seen from NASA's New Horizons during its July 2015 flyby.
PIA21965:
Pluto's Bladed Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-28 Pluto New Horizons
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These maps are from NASA's New Horizons' data on the topography (top) and composition (bottom) of Pluto's surface. In the high-resolution topographical map, the highlighted red region is high in elevation.
PIA22036:
Pluto Topography and Composition Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-26 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image of Xevioso Crater on Oct. 15, 2015. Xevioso is located in the vicinity of Ahuna Mons, the tall, lonely mountain seen toward the bottom of the picture.
PIA21907:
Xevioso Crater on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-20 Ceres Dawn
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This orthographic projection shows dwarf planet Ceres as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The projection is centered on Occator Crater, home to the brightest area on Ceres.
PIA21906:
High Resolution Ceres View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 Pluto New Horizons
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This image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft shows an overlay of the first official Pluto feature names.
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First Official Pluto Feature Names
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-01 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn mission, together with the IAU, established that craters on Ceres would be named for agricultural deities, and other features from agricultural festivals. Here is an image showing the new names.
PIA21755:
New Names on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-25 Ceres Dawn
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This image high-resolution image of Juling Crater on Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, reveals, in exquisite detail, features on the rims and crater floor.
PIA21754:
Juling Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-18 Ceres Dawn
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This image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft presents two small craters on Ceres, located in the vicinity of Toharu Crater. Juling appears at the top and Kupalo at bottom. Both craters are relatively young, as indicated by their sharp rims.
PIA21753:
Juling and Kupalo Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-03 Ceres Dawn
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This image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a region located next to the northwestern rim of Urvara Crater on Ceres. This terrain displays a rugged texture also found within Urvara.
PIA21750:
Tawals Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-28 Ceres Dawn
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Haulani Crater is one of the youngest craters on Ceres, as evidenced by its sharp rims and bright, bluish material in this enhanced color composite topographic map from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA21748:
Haulani Crater Topographic Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-20 Ceres Dawn
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This close-up view of Hakumyi crater, as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, provides insight into the origin of the small crater and lobe-shaped flow next to its southern rim.
PIA21414:
Hakumyi Crater from LAMO
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-19 Kuiper Belt Object New Horizons
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This frame from an animation shows a Kuiper Belt object know as 2014 MU69, as seen by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA21865:
Wink of a Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Charon New Horizons
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The flight over Charon begins high over the hemisphere NASA's New Horizons saw on its closest approach, then descends over the deep, wide canyon of Serenity Chasma.
PIA21864:
Soaring over Charon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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The dramatic Pluto flyover begins over the highlands to the southwest of the great expanse of nitrogen ice plain informally named Sputnik Planitia, as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
PIA21863:
Soaring over Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto and its moon, Charon, was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by NASA's New Horizons.
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Global Mosaics of Pluto and Charon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA21861:
Pluto's Surface in Detail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Charon New Horizons
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This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA21860:
Charon's Surface in Detail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-06 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image of Hakumyi Crater on Ceres, visible left of center. Evidence for organics was also found at the 4-mile (6.5 kilometer) wide fresh crater on the southern rim of Hakumyi.
PIA21413:
Hakumyi Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-28 Ceres Dawn
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This view of the northern portion of Yalode is one of many images NASA's Dawn spacecraft has taken. The large impact that formed the crater likely involved a lot of heat, explaining the relatively smooth crater floor punctuated by smaller craters.
PIA21410:
Yalode Crater on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-27 Ceres Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Dantu Crater. The numerous bright spots found across the crater suggest bright material may be just below the surface, exposed through small impacts and landslides.
PIA21412:
Dantu Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-19 Ceres Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the largest crater on Ceres, called Kerwan. Kerwan is very relaxed and looks like a pancake especially when viewed near Ceres' limb.
PIA21411:
Kerwan in Full
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-14 Ceres Dawn
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This view obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its Survey orbit illustrates the diversity and complexity of Ceres' geology.
PIA21409:
Complex Relationships in the Occator-Kirnis Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-08 Ceres Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the northeastern rim of Urvara Crater on Ceres at lower left. To the right of the crater, the long, narrow feature that appears to jut out toward the north is called Pongal Catena.
PIA21408:
Pongal Catena on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-02 Ceres Dawn
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The 16-mile-wide (26-kilometer-wide) crater Insitor is located almost exactly in the center of Kerwan crater on Ceres, as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
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Odds of a Cosmic Bullseye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-24 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image of Ceres' south polar region on May 17, 2017. Ceres appears as a crescent as Dawn is on the night side of the dwarf planet.
PIA21407:
Dawn Navigating Ceres
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