This image shows a portion of Ceres known as Erntedank Planum, a broad plateau 345 miles (555 kilometers) wide. This region was named for a harvest thanksgiving festival in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
A collection of narrow, roughly parallel fractures, running from top to bottom, can be seen at left.
The terrain seen here lies just to the southeast of Occator Crater, home of Ceres' brightest region.
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