Tupo Crater, named for the Polynesian god of turmeric, is shown at upper left in this view of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This impact feature is 22 miles (36 kilometers) in diameter and features a prominent central ridge of mountains.
Just below the crater, a line of narrow troughs parallels the rim of Tupo.
The image is centered at approximately 32 degrees south latitude, 90 degrees east longitude. Another view of Tupo is found at PIA20309.
Dawn acquired this image on Feb. 9, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) from the surface. The image resolution is 120 feet (35 meters) per pixel.
Dawn's mission is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Dawn is a project of the directorate's Discovery Program, managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. UCLA is responsible for overall Dawn mission science. Orbital ATK, Inc., in Dulles, Virginia, designed and built the spacecraft. The German Aerospace Center, the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, the Italian Space Agency and the Italian National Astrophysical Institute are international partners on the mission team. For a complete list of acknowledgments, see http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission.
For more information about the Dawn mission, visit http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA