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Animation: Flight over Occator crater
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA ESO/S. Brunier.
10. September 2018

Animation: Überflug über den Krater Occator

At a resolution of five metres per pixel and a recording altitude of just 32 kilometres, onlookers are able to fly over Ceres, enjoying a perfect view of Occator’s unusual topography and the bright deposits in its interior. The bright, reflective regions have now been given their own names: the particularly striking region at the heart of Occator, with light spots and a fissured bulge at its centre, has been named 'Cerealia Facula', while the slightly less reflective patches to the east are called 'Vinalia Faculae'.