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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Detail view of Ceres' brightest spots

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Detail view of Ceres' brightest spots Two frames from Dawn's Framing Camera cover the bright spot at the center of Occator crater, Ceres, as well as a field of slightly less-bright spots to its east. The images were taken from Dawn's Low-Altitude Mapping Orbit in early 2016 with a shorter exposure than most Dawn images, allowing subtle details to be discerned within Ceres' brightest spot. Each of the two square images is about 36 kilometers on a side.

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

Original image data dated on or about February 29, 2016.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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