PIA21237: Dawn XMO2 Image 17
 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:  PIA21237.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA21237.jpg (214.8 kB)

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This northern hemisphere scene from NASA's Dawn spacecraft features Ceres' Messor Crater (25 miles or 40 kilometers wide) just above center. Messor exhibits a flow feature from the collapse of the rim of an adjacent crater. A closer view of Messor can be seen at PIA20191.

At the bottom center of the image is Kaikara Crater, which is 45 miles (72 kilometers) wide.

Dawn took this image on Oct. 20, 2016, from its second extended-mission science orbit (XMO2), 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:
2016-12-02