Fissures within Yalode Crater, Ceres

Fissures within Yalode Crater, Ceres
Fissures within Yalode Crater, Ceres Dawn photographed this scene in Yalode Crater on June 15, 2016, from an altitude of 240 miles (385 kilometers). The network of fractures extends like tendrils for almost 30 miles (50 kilometers), with about 22 miles (35 kilometers) visible in this picture. Geologists think these depressions formed when stresses pulled the ground apart. The widest of the canyons is 0.9 miles (1.5 kilometers) across. This scene covers only a small part of the northwest quadrant of Yalode, which at 162 miles (260 kilometers) in diameter, is the second largest crater on Ceres. You can find it on the map presented last month centered at 43°S, 293°E. (Yalode is named for a goddess worshipped by women at the harvest rites in the African kingdom of Dahomey, in what is now southern Benin.) Full image and caption. NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

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