Mosaic of Ceres

Mosaic of Ceres
Mosaic of Ceres This view of Ceres was compiled from more than 6,600 pictures Dawn took in its fourth and lowest mapping orbit at an altitude of 240 miles (385 kilometers). In that orbit, the spacecraft was closer to the ground than the International Space Station is to Earth. This perspective places the mesmerizing Occator Crater in the center. (We have presented many views of Occator and its reflective salts, most recently in June.) You can identify other features in this view with the map below, using Occator’s location at 20°N, 239°E as a reference. Click on the image to see more detail, or go to the full image for even more. NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

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