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Dawn's first map of Ceres

Dawn's first map of Ceres

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Dawn's first map of Ceres
Dawn observed Ceres throughout a full nine-hour rotation of the dwarf planet, yielding this global mosaic of craters, mysterious bright spots and other intriguing features. The photos were taken on Feb. 19 from a distance of about 28,000 miles (46,000 kilometers) during imaging session RC2.

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Original image data dated on or about February 19, 2015

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