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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Topographic map of Ceres as of February 2015

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, asteroids, Dawn, asteroid 1 Ceres

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Topographic map of Ceres as of February 2015 This map is a digital elevation model of Ceres made from Rotation Characterization 2 data gathered on February 19, 2015. Darker areas represent lower elevations, and brighter areas represent higher elevations. The map was originally posted here.

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / unmannedspaceflight.com user "JohnVV"

In this version of the map, the provisional quad names for Ceres have been plotted on top of it:

Topographic map of Ceres, with quad names

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / JohnVV / Emily Lakdawalla

Topographic map of Ceres, with quad names

Original image data dated on or about February 19, 2015.

 

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