PIA20958: Dawn LAMO Image 196
 Target Name:  Ceres
 Is a satellite of:  Dwarf Planet
 Mission:  Dawn
 Spacecraft:  Dawn
 Instrument:  Framing Camera
 Product Size:  1024 x 1024 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA20958.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA20958.jpg (210.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an area within Ezinu Crater on Ceres. Ezinu, which is 72 miles (116 kilometers) wide, was named for the Sumerian goddess of grain. Part of the crater's eastern rim is visible along the right side of the image.

The image is centered at 42 degrees north latitude, 202 degrees east longitude. Ezinu can also be seen at PIA20190.

Dawn took this image on June 8, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface. The image resolution is 120 feet (35 meters) per pixel.

Dawn's mission is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Dawn is a project of the directorate's Discovery Program, managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. UCLA is responsible for overall Dawn mission science. Orbital ATK, Inc., in Dulles, Virginia, designed and built the spacecraft. The German Aerospace Center, the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, the Italian Space Agency and the Italian National Astrophysical Institute are international partners on the mission team. For a complete list of mission participants, see http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission.

For more information about the Dawn mission, visit http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Image Addition Date:
2016-10-19