This image of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows cratered terrain at high northern latitudes. Dawn acquired the view from an altitude of 918 miles (1,478 kilometers) during the mission's High Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) phase on Oct. 20, 2015. Image resolution is 394 feet (120 meters) per pixel.
Ghanan Crater, 42 miles (68 kilometers) in diameter, is seen at upper-right. A distinctive flow feature extends into the crater from its northern rim. The image is located at approximately 72 degrees north latitude, 8 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