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Ceres' brightest spots as seen on April 14-15, 2015

Ceres' brightest spots as seen on April 14-15, 2015

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / Emily Lakdawalla

Ceres' brightest spots as seen on April 14-15, 2015
Dawn took these images on April 14 and 15 from a vantage point 22,000 kilometers above Ceres' northern hemisphere. They provide an oblique view on Ceres' fascinating bright spots as they rotate into sunlight. In this animation, the images have been enlarged by a factor of 4 and aligned.

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Ceres' brightest spots as seen on April 14-15, 2015

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / Emily Lakdawalla

Ceres' brightest spots as seen on April 14-15, 2015
Dawn took these images on April 14 and 15 from a vantage point 22,000 kilometers above Ceres' northern hemisphere. They provide an oblique view on Ceres' fascinating bright spots as they rotate into sunlight. In this animation, the images have been enlarged by a factor of 4 and aligned.

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: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about April 15, 2015

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