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Conical mountain on Ceres

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Conical mountain on Ceres Among the fascinating features on dwarf planet Ceres is an intriguing pyramid-shaped mountain protruding from a relatively smooth area. Scientists estimate that this structure rises about 3 miles (5 kilometers) above the surface. NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 1,400 feet (410 meters) per pixel, was taken on June 6, 2015.

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Conical mountain on Ceres

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

Conical mountain on Ceres
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows an intriguing mountain on dwarf planet Ceres protruding from a relatively smooth area. Scientists estimate that this structure rises about 3 miles (5 kilometers) above the surface. Dawn captured this image from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 1,400 feet (410 meters) per pixel, was taken on June 14, 2015.

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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