PIA22865: Lava Flows on the Floor of Occator Crater (3-D)

Lava Flows on the Floor of Occator Crater (3-D)


Scientists created this stereo view, called an anaglyph, with two images of the same part of Ceres's surface taken by Dawn on different orbits and from different viewing angles. The images were artificially colored and combined so that when viewed through glasses with a red filter on the left and blue on the right, they provide a 3-D view.

The images used in this anaglyph were obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft from an altitude of about 38 miles (61 kilometers).

The center of this image is located at about 22.3 degrees north latitude and 240.3 degrees east longitude.

Another image previously released with number PIA22642 provides regional context for this feature.

Background Info:

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 .

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 Color, Crater
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2018-11-15
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/USRA-Lunar Planetary Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22865
Identifier PIA22865