PIA21918: Juling Crater's Shadow


Juling Crater’s Shadow

Caption:

This view from NASA's Dawn mission shows where ice has been detected in the northern wall of Ceres' Juling Crater, which is in almost permanent shadow.

This simulated perspective view was made using images from Dawn's low-altitude mapping orbit, 240 miles (385 kilometers) above Ceres.

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, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Italian Space Agency and Italian National Astrophysical Institute are international partners on the mission team.

For a complete list of Dawn mission participants, visit 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
Detector
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale, Shadow
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2018-03-14
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/ASI/INAF
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21918
Identifier PIA21918