PIA21222: Dawn XMO2 Image 2
Target Name: Ceres
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Framing Camera
Product Size: 1024 x 1024 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Azacca Crater (31 miles, 50 kilometers wide) at top left, with its prominent set of north-south trending fractures. Azacca, named for the Haitian god of agriculture, can be seen from a closer vantage point in PIA20392.

At upper right is Lociyo Crater, which is superimposed onto an older crater. Lociyo is 24 miles (38 kilometers) in diameter, and is named for a Zapotec deity of Mexico (to whom a ceremony is performed when the first chili plant is cut).

Dawn took this image on Oct. 17, 2016, from its second extended-mission science orbit, at a distance of about 920 miles (1,480 kilometers) above the surface. The image resolution is about 460 feet (140 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:
2016-11-08