The view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an unnamed crater that lies in the northeast part of the larger impact feature Gaue (52 miles or 84 kilometers wide). The crater's shape is interrupted (at the top of the image) by a mass wasting feature, in which part of the crater rim has collapsed into the crater. The area is dominated by small craters and is relatively smooth in general.
The image is centered at approximately 30.8 degrees north latitude, 95.9 degrees east longitude. Dawn captured the scene on Jan. 2, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit (LAMO), at an altitude of 234 miles (377 kilometers) above Ceres. The image resolution is 115 feet (35 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 acknowledgments, see http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission .
For more information about the Dawn mission, visit http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov .
|Target Type||Asteroid, Dwarf Planet|
|Extra Keywords||Crater, Grayscale|
|Date in Caption||2016-01-02|