PIA20394: Dawn LAMO Image 40

Dawn LAMO Image 40


This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the rim of Ikapati Crater on Ceres (also featured in PIA20393 ). The rough features around the rim of this impact scar give way to smoother, lightly cratered terrain in the lower half of the image.

Dawn took this image on Jan. 24, 2016, from an altitude of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) in Dawn's low-altitude mapping orbit. The image resolution is 120 feet (35 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 Main Belt
Target Type Dwarf Planet Asteroid
Mission Dawn
Instrument Host Dawn
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Framing Camera (FC)
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale, Impact
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2016-03-04
Date in Caption 2016-01-24
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA20394
Identifier PIA20394