The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Color global view of Ceres: Urvara and Yalode basins
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, asteroids, Dawn, global views, asteroid 1 Ceres
This approximately true-color image was taken at 15:27 on May 7, 2015, as Dawn was surveying Ceres in its "Rotation Characterization 3" orbit 13,583 kilometers above the surface. At the terminator, near the top, is Urvara, a large crater with radiating troughs. Closer to the center of the disk is the large Yalode basin, with its flat floor and faint inner ring. Farther down the terminator is the large Mondamin crater. Haulani crater makes a bright splash near the lower right edge of the disk. The cone-shaped Ahuna mons is near center.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / Daniel Macháček
Original image data dated on or about May 7, 2015.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Daniel Macháček
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