This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Ikapati Crater, with its complex of central peaks on Ceres. Several groupings of roughly parallel fractures are present in smooth areas of the crater floor.
The image is located at approximately 45 degrees north longitude, 50 degrees east latitude.
The Dawn spacecraft took this image on Jan. 24, 2016, in its low-altitude mapping orbit, from an altitude of 240 miles (385 kilometers). The image resolution is 120 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||2016-01-24|