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DAWN - image of the day - May 2016
31.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 99 (PIA20679)
This picture shows terrain on Ceres in which the rim of a more recent impact crater, at center, has partially collapsed into its adjacent neighbor, just below. Boulders are visible in and around the younger, smaller crater. A lobe-shaped flow feature is visible in the older crater.
27.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 98 (PIA20678)
This picture shows a portion of the northeastern rim of Yalode Crater, one of the largest impact features on Ceres. Yalode has a diameter of 160 miles (260 kilometers). A set of narrow, roughly parallel fractures can be seen at top center. A higher-altitude view of Yalode can be seen at PIA20131.
26.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 97 (PIA20677)
This picture shows craters near the equator of Ceres. Faint patches and streaks of bright material can be seen in various parts of the scene. The two largest craters have streaks of material on their walls that is brighter than their surroundings.
25.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 96 (PIA20676)
This picture shows craters in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. The large crater at lower left displays several bright streaks on its walls. The view is centered at approximately 36 degrees north latitude, 332 degrees east longitude. NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image on April 17, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface. The image resolution is 120 feet (35 meters) per pixel.
24.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 95 (PIA20675)
This picture shows a network of canyon-like features near the center of Ezinu Crater on Ceres. Ezinu measures about 72 miles (116 kilometers) in diameter and was named for the Sumerian goddess of grain. Ezinu can be seen from higher altitudes at PIA20190 and at PIA19610.
23.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 94 (PIA20674)
This picture shows a crater within the floor of the Mondamin impact basin, which lies in the southern hemisphere of Ceres. Mondamin Crater is about 78 miles (126 kilometers) in diameter.
20.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 93 (PIA20673)
This image shows small craters within Meanderi Crater on Ceres, which measures 64 miles (103 kilometers) in diameter. The crater is centered at 41 degrees south, 194 degrees east.
19.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 92 (PIA20672)
This image shows Attis Crater on Ceres, which measures 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter. The long shadows in and around the crater reflect Attis's far-southern location. The crater is centered at 73 degrees south, 257 east.
18.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 91 (PIA20671)
This image shows the center of Datan Crater on Ceres. Datan measures about 40 miles (60 kilometers) in diameter. The crater is centered at 60 degrees north, 252 degrees east. A higher-altitude view can be seen at PIA20000.
17.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 90 (PIA20670)
This image shows the western rim of Azacca Crater on Ceres. A smaller impact feature sits on its flank. Of particular interest in this scene is the great number of small, bright spots, particularly in the southern part of the image.
16.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 89 (PIA20669)
This image features the shadowy rim of an unnamed crater on Ceres. The crater on the left appears relatively old, as its flanks are rugged and the crater density inside it is more or less uniform, compared to the surrounding terrain. A distinctive landslide feature is visible at bottom left.
13.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 88 (PIA20668)
This image from Ceres shows a small, double-impact crater (at bottom) near a larger crater. The larger structure has a crater floor with roughly the same crater density, and therefore roughly the same age, as the material outside the crater rim. Within the large crater is a small impact scar with rays of bright material.
12.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 87 (PIA20667)
This image shows the rim of Occator crater, just east of the area containing the brightest spots on Ceres. The crater rim has collapsed here, leaving structures geologists refer to as terraces. Boulders of various sizes are visible among the terraces.
11.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 86 (PIA20666)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows two medium-sized craters at high northern latitudes on Ceres. The view is centered at approximately 76 degrees north latitude and 165 degrees east longitude. Dawn took this image on March 22, 2016, in its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface. The image resolution is 120 feet (35 meters) per pixel.
10.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 85 (PIA20580)
This image from Ceres features a relatively fresh crater with prominent spurs of compacted material and gullies along its rim. Boulders of a variety of sizes litter the crater's floor and the area around its rim. A smooth blanket of fine, ejected material spreads out radially, muting features in the landscape around the crater.
09.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 84 (PIA20579)
This image, taken by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Ceres' enigmatic mountain Ahuna Mons. The rugged plateau of this feature is sparsely cratered, inferring the mountain was formed in the relatively recent past.
06.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 83 (PIA20578)
Ceres' densely cratered landscape is revealed in this image taken by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The craters show various degrees of degradation. The youngest craters have sharp rims. Extremely subdued circular features reflect remnants of older impact scars, which have become heavily degraded and covered with numerous younger and smaller craters. Clusters and chains of closely spaced, small craters are most likely secondary impacts, originating from larger craters outside of the scene shown in this image.
05.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 82 (PIA20577)
This image from Ceres shows a portion of a large crater with prominent spurs of compacted material and gullies along its rim. The view is centered at approximately 20 degrees north latitude, 337 degrees east longitude. NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image on March 20, 2016, in its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface. The image resolution is 120 feet (35 meters) per pixel.
04.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 81 (PIA20576)
This picture shows two relatively fresh craters (at center right and bottom center) within older, highly cratered terrain on Ceres. The young crater at right shows some spurs of compacted material along its rim, as well as some bright streaks along its flanks.
03.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 80 (PIA20575)
Azacca Crater has a prominent set of north-south trending fractures. Its floor is relatively smooth and its rim has terraces descending toward its floor. Azacca was named for the Haitian god of agriculture. An alternate view can be seen in PIA20392.
02.05.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 79 (PIA20574)
Zadeni Crater, at 80 miles (128 kilometers) wide, is a prominent impact feature in the southern hemisphere of Ceres. This image shows terrain in Zadeni's interior, which hosts numerous smaller craters. Zadeni was named for the ancient Georgian god of bountiful harvest.
31.05.2016 - PIA20679
27.05.2016 - PIA20678
26.05.2016 - PIA20677
25.05.2016 - PIA20676
24.05.2016 - PIA20675
23.05.2016 - PIA20674
20.05.2016 - PIA20673
19.05.2016 - PIA20672
18.05.2016 - PIA20671
17.05.2016 - PIA20670
16.05.2016 - PIA20669
13.05.2016 - PIA20668
12.05.2016 - PIA20667
11.05.2016 - PIA20666
10.05.2016 - PIA20580
09.05.2016 - PIA20579
06.05.2016 - PIA20578
05.05.2016 - PIA20577
04.05.2016 - PIA20576
03.05.2016 - PIA20575
02.05.2016 - PIA20574
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