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 for this anaglyph were obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft from an altitude of about 21 miles (34 kilometers).
The center of this image is located at about 19.6 degrees north latitude and 239.5 degrees east longitude.
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)|
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|Image Credit||NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/USRA-Lunar Planetary Institute|