Datan Crater is featured in this scene from Ceres. Datan is imprinted on the older Geshtin Crater, whose terrain fills the rest of the view. Datan is about 60 kilometers (37 miles) in diameter. The pair of craters can be seen from a higher altitude at PIA20000. Datan can also be seen at PIA20382.
The image is centered at approximately 59 degrees north latitude, 256 degrees east longitude.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image on March 30, 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.
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