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DAWN - image of the day - February 2016
29.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 36 (PIA20390)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of the 25-mile wide (41-kilometer wide) crater named Sekhet on Ceres. Prominent shadows within the crater highlight Sekhet's central peak and mounds of material that have slumped downward from its walls. Compacted material forms spurs along the upper part of the crater wall. The rim of Sekhet shows a kink in its shape (at top right), possibly indicating a variation in the surface material at that location.
26.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 35 (PIA20389)
The view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an unnamed crater that lies in the northeast part of the larger impact feature Gaue (52 miles or 84 kilometers wide). The crater's shape is interrupted (at the top of the image) by a mass wasting feature, in which part of the crater rim has collapsed into the crater. The area is dominated by small craters and is relatively smooth in general.
25.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 34 (PIA20388)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the same Cerean terrain as in PIA20383, but slightly to the northwest. The crater in the upper left corner displays smooth, relatively crater-free walls and small spurs of compacted material.
24.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 33 (PIA20387)
NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this view of a region in the mid-southern latitudes of Ceres. The largest crater in the scene is Fluusa (37 miles or 59 kilometers in diameter), which fills the upper left portion of the image. Fluusa has a densely cratered floor and therefore is interpreted as an old impact feature.
23.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 32 (PIA20386)
This image of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft was taken at an oblique viewing angle relative to the surface. The crater to the upper right is named Juling (12 miles, 20 kilometers in diameter).
22.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 31 (PIA20385)
This image, taken by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a fresh impact crater with an asymmetric rim. The crater displays a sharp rim over much of its perimeter that is interrupted by a smooth area in the north. The crater is surrounded by a smooth ejecta blanket, and its floor is covered by mass wasting material -- that is, material that has fallen down the steep walls into the crater's interior.
19.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 30 (PIA20384)
This view shows the northern rim of Fejokoo crater on Ceres. The crater rim is not circular and varies in steepness around its perimeter. The scene includes some small, bright features.
18.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 29 (PIA20383)
This scene from Ceres shows an older crater (at top center) that has been blanketed by impact ejecta from the younger crater to its right. The older crater appears to contain a central peak and remnants of a complex floor, with slumping material.
17.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 28 (PIA20382)
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the interior of the 40-mile wide (60-kilometer wide) crater Datan, which is superimposed on the northwestern rim of the larger crater Geshtin (50 miles or 79 kilometers wide). The area at right, above the rim of Datan, is within Geshtin.
16.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 27 (PIA20381)
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a knobby surface on Ceres. The region is adjacent to the giant impact crater Urvara.
12.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 26 (PIA20380)
This ancient crater on Ceres displays a flattened floor and a low, rounded central peak. The image is centered at approximately 43.8 degrees south latitude, 122.6 degrees east longitude. NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured the scene on Jan. 2, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit (LAMO), at an altitude of 234 miles (377 kilometers) above Ceres. The image resolution is 115 feet (35 meters) per pixel.
11.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 25 (PIA20315)
This image, taken by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a densely cratered region within Meanderi Crater on Ceres. Elongated craters in the wall of the largest impact feature are likely the result of material slumping down the crater walls. Mounds of material on the crater's right side provide additional evidence of slumping, also called mass wasting.
10.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 24 (PIA20314)
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the heavily cratered rim of an older, unnamed impact feature on Ceres. The crater density is almost the same inside and outside, and the crater's wall is also quite battered by impacts.
09.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 23 (PIA20313)
This image, taken by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows several unnamed craters superimposed upon one another. The low sun angle enhances the topography of this densely cratered region. Landslides have occurred on the inner wall of the largest crater, with material slumping down into the crater's floor and subsequently being peppered by small impacts.
08.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 22 (PIA20312)
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the western rim of Occator Crater. The outside of the crater's sharp, fresh rim is covered by an ejecta layer with a low crater density. Inside and outside the crater are small fractures trending toward northwest. Several small, bright patches of material can be seen along the rim.
05.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 21 (PIA20311)
The image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the northeast rim of Sintana Crater on Ceres. The crater's steep rim is shadowed in this particular view. The crater density along this area of Sintana's rim (both interior and exterior) appears to be roughly the same, and is dominated by small impacts.
04.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 20 (PIA20310)
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows two relatively young, fresh craters on Ceres. The larger of the two is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) in diameter, while the smaller one has a width of about 3 miles (5 kilometers).
03.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 19 (PIA20309)
Tupo Crater on Ceres is seen in this view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This crater, located in the southern hemisphere of Ceres, has a diameter of 22 miles (36 kilometers) and was named for the Polynesian god of turmeric.
02.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 18 (PIA20308)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater in the southern hemisphere of Ceres with a prominent central peak.
01.02.2016 - Dawn LAMO image 17 (PIA20307)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures the northern rim of Toharu Crater on Ceres. Dawn previously imaged a larger portion of Toharu from its higher-altitude mapping orbit (see PIA20143).
29.02.2016 - PIA20390
26.02.2016 - PIA20389
25.02.2016 - PIA20388
24.02.2016 - PIA20387
23.02.2016 - PIA20386
22.02.2016 - PIA20385
19.02.2016 - PIA20384
18.02.2016 - PIA20383
17.02.2016 - PIA20382
16.02.2016 - PIA20381
12.02.2016 - PIA20380
11.02.2016 - PIA20315
10.02.2016 - PIA20314
09.02.2016 - PIA20313
08.02.2016 - PIA20312
05.02.2016 - PIA20311
04.02.2016 - PIA20310
03.02.2016 - PIA20309
02.02.2016 - PIA20308
01.02.2016 - PIA20307
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