PIA20147: Dawn HAMO Image 84

Dawn HAMO Image 84


This view of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows cratered terrain located immediately to the west of the intriguing mountain feature called Ahuna Mons.

North on Ceres is up. A linear feature cuts across the scene from south to north-northwest. A small crater in the northern portion of the image is surrounded by asymmetric ejecta, composed of a mixture of light and dark material.

A small crater at center right (east) displays steep flanks and a hummocky floor.

The image was taken from a spacecraft altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers) during Dawn's High Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) phase. Image resolution is 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.

The image is located at 2 degrees north latitude, 304 degrees east longitude.

Background Info:

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 acknowledgments, see http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission .

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

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target 1 Ceres
System Asteroid Belt
Target Type Asteroid, Dwarf Planet
Mission Dawn
Instrument Host Dawn
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Framing Camera
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale, Mountain
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2016-01-04
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA20147
Identifier PIA20147