Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Approaching Ceres: one bright spot turns into two

Approaching Ceres: one bright spot turns into two
Approaching Ceres: one bright spot turns into two Dawn captured this image of Ceres during its Rotation Characterization 2, on February 19, 2015. This photo includes the enigmatic bright spot, which has now separated into two bright spots, both of them still smaller than the resolution of the camera (which is roughly 4 kilometers per pixel at a distance of 46,000 kilometers). This image has been enlarged by a factor of two from the original data. NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

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