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Dawn optical navigation sequence over Ceres' north pole, April 14, 2015 (animation)

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Dawn optical navigation sequence over Ceres' north pole, April 14, 2015 (animation) Dawn took these images on April 14 and 15 from a vantage point 22,000 kilometers above Ceres' northern hemisphere. It was the last optical navigation sequence taken before Dawn was to reach its first science orbit altitude on April 23.

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

Original image data dated on or about April 15, 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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