PIA20383: Dawn LAMO Image 29

Dawn LAMO Image 29


This scene from Ceres shows an older crater (at top center) that has been blanketed by impact ejecta from the younger crater to its right. The older crater appears to contain a central peak and remnants of a complex floor, with slumping material.

The image is centered at approximately 10.5 degrees north latitude, 155.7 degrees east longitude. NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured the scene on Jan. 3, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit (LAMO), at an altitude of 227 miles (366 kilometers) above Ceres. The image resolution is 112 feet (34 meters) per pixel.

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 2016-02-18
Date in Caption 2016-01-03
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA20383
Identifier PIA20383