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Rotating Ceres from Dawn, February 19, 2015

Rotating Ceres from Dawn, February 19, 2015

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Rotating Ceres from Dawn, February 19, 2015
Dawn took 27 photos of Ceres during its Rotation Characterization 2 in order to make this animated view of the dwarf planet rotating. The publicly released version of this animation had been stretched to make Ceres' disk appear circular. Ceres is, in fact, quite oblate, so this version has had Ceres' shape corrected. At full size the animation has been enlarged to about 200% of its original resolution.

Here are two other versions of the same data. All of the frames:

And a version as a red-blue anaglyph:

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

Original image data dated on or about February 19, 2015

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