PIA21920: Juling Crater's Floor


Juling Crater’s Floor

Caption:

This view from NASA's Dawn mission shows the floor of Ceres' Juling Crater. The crater floor shows evidence of the flow of ice and rock, similar to rock glaciers in Earth's polar regions.

Dawn acquired the picture with its framing camera on April 30, 2016.

Updated on March 19, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. to correct date of imaging.

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 Earth
System Asteroid Belt, Earth
Target Type Earth Asteroid, Dwarf Planet
Mission Dawn
Instrument Host Dawn
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Framing Camera
Detector
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2018-03-14
Date in Caption 2016-04-30 2018-03-19
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/ASI/INAF
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21920
Identifier PIA21920