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Bright spots in Ceres' second mapping orbit

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Bright spots in Ceres' second mapping orbit The brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres are seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 6, 2015. This is among the first snapshots from Dawn's second mapping orbit, which is 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) in altitude. The resolution is 1,400 feet (410 meters) per pixel.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

Original image data dated on or about June 6, 2015.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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