PIA21244: Dawn XMO2 Image 24
 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:  PIA21244.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA21244.jpg (222.8 kB)

Click on the image above to download a moderately sized image in JPEG format (possibly reduced in size from original)

Original Caption Released with Image:

This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of the southwestern rim of Yalode Crater on Ceres. Yalode is one of the largest impact basins on Ceres, with a diameter of 160 miles (260 kilometers).

The scene shows hummocky terrain where an impact formed a 14-mile (22-kilometer) wide crater with a central peak, seen at left. A great deal of material has slumped down the walls of the crater -- a phenomenon called mass wasting. The crater's impact ejecta forms a smooth blanket around its rim, which takes on a streaky texture leading away from the crater toward lower right.

Dawn took this image on Oct. 22, 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:
2016-12-13