This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of Lono Crater (at bottom) within the giant Yalode impact basin on Ceres. Lono is 12 miles (20 kilometers) wide, and Yalode is 160 miles (260 kilometers) in diameter. A video featuring Yalode can be seen in PIA20019 .
The image is centered at 34 degrees south latitude, 303 degrees east longitude.
Dawn took this image on June 7, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface. 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 mission participants, see http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission .
For more information about the Dawn mission, visit http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov .
|Target Type||Dwarf Planet||Asteroid|
|Instrument||Framing Camera (FC)|
|Extra Keywords||Crater, Grayscale, Impact|
|Date in Caption||2016-06-07|