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DAWN - image of the day - December 2015
29.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 83 (PIA20146)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft includes Haulani, a relatively fresh crater 19 miles (31 kilometers) in diameter. The interior of Haulani shows landslides from its crater rim, along with smooth material and a central ridge on its crater floor.
22.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 82 (PIA20145)
Part of the southern hemisphere on dwarf planet Ceres is seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Hamori crater, named after a Japanese god and protector of tree leaves, is the large crater near the center of the image. Hamori is 37 miles (60 kilometers) in diameter. The edge of Darzamat crater is visible in the upper left.
22.12.2015 - Dawn’s Lowest Orbit: Near South Pole (PIA20188)
This view of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on December 10, shows an area in southern hemisphere of the dwarf planet. It is located at approximately 85.6 south longitude, 176.6 east longitude.
22.12.2015 - Dawn’s LAMO View of Ceres (PIA20187)
These views of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on December 10, show an area in the southern part of the southern hemisphere of the dwarf planet. They are located at approximately 60.4 south longitude, 161.1 east longitude.
22.12.2015 - Dawn LAMO View Around Gerber Catena, Ceres (PIA20186)
These views of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on December 10, shows an area in the southern mid-latitudes of the dwarf planet. They are located at approximately 38.1 south latitude, 209.7 east longitude, around a crater chain called Gerber Catena.
22.12.2015 - Dawn’s Lowest Orbit: Southern Mid-Latitudes (PIA20185)
This view of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on December 10, shows an area in the southern mid-latitudes of the dwarf planet. It is located at approximately 29.4 south latitude, 213.1 east longitude.
22.12.2015 - Dawn’s Lowest Orbit: Near Samhain Catena (PIA20184)
This view of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on December 10, shows an area in the southern mid-latitudes of the dwarf planet. It is located in an area around a crater chain called Samhain Catena, at approximately 23.2 south latitude, 216.8 east longitude.
21.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 81 (PIA20144)
Part of the southern hemisphere on dwarf planet Ceres is seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This left side of the image shows the eastern rim of Urvara crater. This view shows similar terrain to that seen in PIA20133, under different lighting conditions.
18.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 80 (PIA20143)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Toharu crater (55 miles or 88 kilometers wide) at lower right.
17.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 79 (PIA20142)
NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this scene, showing southern mid-latitudes on Ceres, on Oct. 18, 2015, from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). It has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
16.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 78 (PIA20141)
NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this view of mid-latitudes on Ceres on Oct. 18, 2015, from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
15.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 77 (PIA20140)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows northern mid-latitudes on Ceres, including a small impact crater surrounded by bright material.
14.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 76 (PIA20139)
This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the 52-mile-wide (84 kilometer-wide) crater on Ceres named Gaue. This medium-sized basin has a relatively fresh rim with terraced walls and a smooth floor. In the center of the crater are remnants of an ancient central peak, which has collapsed to a central pit. Impact ejecta from Gaue has coated the surrounding terrain, muting the appearance of older features.
11.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 75 (PIA20138)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows high northern latitudes on Ceres. Dawn acquired the image on Oct. 17, 2015, from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). It has a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.
10.12.2015 - Bright Spot Locations on Ceres (PIA20183)
This map of Ceres, made from images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the locations of about 130 bright areas across the dwarf planet's surface, highlighted in blue. Most of these bright areas are associated with craters.
10.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 74 (PIA20137)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows southern mid-latitudes on Ceres, including a relatively fresh crater near upper left.
09.12.2015 - Ceres Rotation and Occator Crater (PIA20182)
Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials. Images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft were used to create a movie of Ceres rotating, followed by a flyover view of Occator Crater, home of Ceres' brightest area.
09.12.2015 – Lateral View of Occator (PIA20181)
A group of scientists from NASA's Dawn mission suggests that when sunlight reaches Ceres' Occator Crater, a kind of thin haze of dust and evaporating water forms there. This haze only becomes dense enough to be seen by looking at it laterally, as in this image, the scientists wrote in the journal Nature in December 2015.
09.12.2015 - Occator in False Color (PIA20180)
This representation of Ceres' Occator Crater in false colors shows differences in the surface composition. Red corresponds to a wavelength range around 0.97 micrometers (near infrared), green to a wavelength range around 0.75 micrometers (red, visible light) and blue to a wavelength range of around 0.44 micrometers (blue, visible light). Occator measures about 60 miles (90 kilometers) wide.
09.12.2015 - Occator Crater in Perspektive (PIA20179)
An image of Occator Crater draped over a digital terrain model provides a 3-D-like perspective view of the impact structure. Several bright areas can be seen in this crater. The inner part of the crater forms a type of "crater within a crater" measuring about 6 miles (10 kilometers) in diameter and 0.3 miles (0.5 miles) in depth, and contains the brightest material on all of Ceres. Occator measures about 60 miles (90 kilometers) wide.
09.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 73 (PIA20136)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft features a crater named Oxo, which is about 6 miles (9 kilometers) in diameter. A short, linear slump, where a mass of material has dropped below the surface, is seen to the left of Oxo's crater rim.
08.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 72 (PIA20135)
Part of the southern hemisphere on dwarf planet Ceres is seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Two prominent, similarly sized craters (at left) demonstrate how impact features become degraded over time.
07.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 71 (PIA20134)
This view shows the southwestern rim of 106-mile-wide (170-kilometer-wide) Urvara crater on Ceres. The crater's terraced rim leads down to a generally smooth floor. In the crater's center is a prominent double peak, surrounded by rough terrain to the west and some linear, parallel grooves to the east.
04.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 70 (PIA20133)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows different types of terrain located side by side on Ceres: a smooth terrain at right with numerous small impact craters, and a less-cratered, hummocky terrain at left. A huge crater chain crosses the scene diagonally from upper left to lower right.
03.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 69 (PIA20132)
One of the most intriguing features on Ceres, Occator crater, is seen in this oblique view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This crater is 60 miles (90 kilometers) across and 2 miles (4 kilometers) deep, and is home to the brightest areas on Ceres.
02.12.2015 - Dawn HAMO image 68 (PIA20131)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the rim of the large impact feature named Yalode in the southern mid-latitudes on dwarf planet Ceres. Linear, roughly parallel features are visible in the crater wall.
01.12.2015 - Ceres Survey Atlas (PIA20014)
This atlas of Ceres was created using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in June 2015. Researchers used 12,000 points on Ceres to construct a terrain model, which served as the basis for these maps. Kait crater was chosen as the reference point for longitude 0.
29.12.2015 - PIA20146
22.12.2015 - PIA20145
22.12.2015 - PIA20188
22.12.2015 - PIA20187
22.12.2015 - PIA20186
22.12.2015 - PIA20185
22.12.2015 - PIA20184
21.12.2015 - PIA20144
18.12.2015 - PIA20143
17.12.2015 - PIA20142
16.12.2015 - PIA20141
15.12.2015 - PIA20140
14.12.2015 - PIA20139
11.12.2015 - PIA20138
10.12.2015 - PIA20183
10.12.2015 - PIA20137
09.12.2015 - PIA20182
09.12.2015 - PIA20181
09.12.2015 - PIA20180
09.12.2015 - PIA20179
09.12.2015 - PIA20136
08.12.2015 - PIA20135
07.12.2015 - PIA20134
04.12.2015 - PIA20133
03.12.2015 - PIA20132
02.12.2015 - PIA20131
01.12.2015 - PIA20014
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