Join Donate

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Ceres in color

Ceres in color

Click to view full image

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

Ceres in color
Ceres, approximately as a human would see it. The photos were taken during Dawn's "Rotation Characterization 3," on May 4, 2015. Occator crater, at center, contains Ceres' enigmatic bright spots.

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

Explore related images: BMSIL, pretty pictures, data art (was amateur image processing), asteroids, Dawn, asteroid 1 Ceres

Comments & Sharing
More Images
Bill Nye and people
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Bruce Murray and Carl Sagan
Pretty Pictures

Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.


"We're changing the world. Are you in?"
- CEO Bill Nye

I'm In!