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Four color views of Ceres

Four color views of Ceres

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

Four color views of Ceres
Dawn captured the images for these global views of Ceres on May 4, 2015 through red, green, and blue filters. All four pictures are made from the same data, processed in different ways. On top left, it is processed to simulate what a human might see. At top right, color saturation has been increased, revealing a relatively blue inner splash and relatively red outer splash around the crater Occator and other, smaller craters. At lower left, the contrast has been increased, emphasizing relatively brighter and darker regions. At lower right, both contrast and saturation have been increased.

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

Original image data dated on or about May 4, 2015

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