PIA20190: Dawn HAMO Image 89

Dawn HAMO Image 89


This view of Ezinu Crater on Ceres was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Oct. 19, 2015.

Ezinu is the large crater in the top left corner of the image. The crater is 72 miles (116 kilometers) wide and contains a canyon-like feature near its center.

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 415 feet (140 meters) per pixel. The image is centered at approximately 37 degrees north latitude, 200 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
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2016-01-11
Date in Caption 2015-10-19
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA20190
Identifier PIA20190