This view of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows cratered terrain located immediately to the west of the intriguing mountain feature called Ahuna Mons.
North on Ceres is up. A linear feature cuts across the scene from south to north-northwest. A small crater in the northern portion of the image is surrounded by asymmetric ejecta, composed of a mixture of light and dark material.
A small crater at center right (east) displays steep flanks and a hummocky floor.
The image was taken from a spacecraft altitude of 918 miles (1,478 kilometers) in Dawn's High Altitude Mapping Orbit phase (HAMO) on Oct. 7, 2015. Image resolution is 394 feet (120 meters) per pixel.
The image is located at 2 degrees north latitude, 304 degrees east longitude.
The Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres is managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington D.C. UCLA is responsible for overall Dawn mission science.
The Dawn framing cameras have been developed and built under the leadership of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, with significant contributions by DLR German Aerospace Center, Institute of Planetary Research, Berlin, and in coordination with the Institute of Computer and Communication Network Engineering, Braunschweig. The framing camera project is funded by the Max Planck Society, DLR, and NASA/JPL.
More information about Dawn is online at http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA