NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this close-up view of the central peak of the 99-mile-wide (160-kilometer-wide) Urvara impact crater on Ceres. The 6,500-foot (1980-meter) central ridge rises above the nearby terrain.
The image was captured by Dawn's Framing Camera, during XM2, on June 21, 2018 from an altitude of about 83 miles (134 kilometers). NASA announced the conclusion of Dawn's mission operations was Oct. 31, 2018, when the spacecraft depleted its hydrazine.
Dawn's mission is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Dawn is a project of the directorates Discovery Program, managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. JPL 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 .
|Target Type||Dwarf Planet||Asteroid|
|Instrument||Framing Camera (FC)|
|Extra Keywords||Crater, Grayscale, Impact|
|Date in Caption||2018-06-21||2018-10-31|