Ikapati Crater region

Ikapati Crater region
Ikapati Crater region Dawn captured this view on Oct. 24, 2016, at an altitude of 920 miles (1,480 kilometers) in extended mission orbit 2. On the upper right is Ikapati Crater, which we saw in more detail last month. Here we see the entire crater and the region around it. Note how smooth much of the terrain is. The impact that formed the crater spread material that covered older, preexisting craters. We have discussed before how scientists can use the number and size of craters to estimate the age of geological features. Ikapati is at 34°N, 46°EFull image and caption. NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

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