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DAWN - image of the day - November2016
30.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 15 (PIA21235)
This southern hemisphere scene from dwarf planet Ceres encompasses parts of the craters Mondamin and Darzamat. Mondamin, which is 78 miles (126 kilometers) wide, is the large crater located in the top half of the image. Darzamat, at 57 miles (92 kilometers) wide, is at bottom-right.
29.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 14 (PIA21234)
Sintana Crater is seen on the left side of this image of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacercraft. The crater's central peak casts a shadow over its western flank.
28.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 13 (PIA21233)
In this densely cratered area of Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft spotted Tupo Crater, with its complex, hummocky interior, at center right. A portion of the rim of Darzamat Crater appears with dark shadows at lower left.
22.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 12 (PIA21232)
Kerwan Crater, at 174 miles (280 kilometers) in diameter is the largest crater that Dawn has discovered on Ceres. A portion of its jagged rim runs from the top left to bottom center of this image. Kerwan was named for the Hopi spirit of the sprouting maize.
21.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 11 (PIA21231)
This image shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of Ceres, as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Cozobi Crater is the sharply defined impact feature at top left. At far right is Victa Crater. Abellio Crater is the sharply defined crater with a central peak just below center.
18.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 10 (PIA21230)
This image of the limb of dwarf planet Ceres shows a section of the northern hemisphere. A shadowy portion of Occator Crater can be seen at the lower right -- its bright "spot" areas are outside of the frame of view. Part of Kaikara Crater (45 miles, 72 kilometers in diameter) is visible at top left.
17.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 9 (PIA21229)
Zadeni Crater on Ceres is featured in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This large southern-hemisphere crater is 79.5 miles (128 kilometers) in diameter and is named for an ancient Georgian god of bountiful harvest.
16.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 8 (PIA21228)
The craters Takel and Cozobi are featured in this image of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Takel is the young crater with bright material on the left of this image, and Cozobi is the sharply defined crater just below center.
15.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 7 (PIA21227)
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Occator Crater on Ceres, with its signature bright areas. Dawn scientists have found that the central bright spot, which harbors the brightest material on Ceres, contains a variety of salts. The brightest parts of these features are overexposed in this image, which had an exposure time intended to capture details in the surrounding terrain. Shorter exposures allow details within the brightest areas to be seen, as in PIA20653.
14.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 6 (PIA21226)
From its second extended-mission science orbit (or XMO2), at a distance of about 920 miles (1,480 kilometers) above the surface of Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft spied Azacca Crater.
11.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 5 (PIA21225)
Oxo Crater and its surroundings are featured in this image of Ceres' surface from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. A closer view of Oxo is seen in PIA20360.
10.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 4 (PIA21224)
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft features a lobe-shaped flow feature in Ghanan Crater on Ceres. The flow feature is a place where a crater rim has collapse and material has flowed across the surface. Several small craters are visible on top of the flow; the number of craters can help scientists estimate the feature's age.
09.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 3 (PIA21223)
Relatively young craters, with sharp crater rims and streaks of bright material, are the focus of this view of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The large, ancient and quite degraded crater Fluusa is seen at top center. The younger craters are Kupalo, at lower right, and Juling, to its left.
08.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 2 (PIA21222)
This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Azacca Crater (31 miles, 50 kilometers wide) at top left, with its prominent set of north-south trending fractures. Azacca, named for the Haitian god of agriculture, can be seen from a closer vantage point in PIA20392.
07.11.2016 - Dawn XMO2 Image 1 (PIA21221)
The small, bright crater Oxo on Ceres is featured in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Oxo (6 miles, 10 kilometers in diameter) is located at mid-latitudes on Ceres and likely has water ice.
03.11.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 207 (PIA20969)
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows cratered terrain just south of the equator of Ceres. The image is centered at 17 degrees south latitude, 295 degrees east longitude.
02.11.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 206 (PIA20968)
This slightly oblique view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows terrain at the equator of Ceres. The image is centered at 0 degrees latitude, 291 degrees east longitude.
01.11.2016 - Dawn LAMO Image 205 (PIA20967)
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows cratered terrain to the west of Ahuna Mons. In this area there are chains of craters called Uhola Catenae. The image is centered at 7 degrees south latitude, 304 degrees east longitude.
30.11.2016 - PIA21235
29.11.2016 - PIA21234
28.11.2016 - PIA21233
22.11.2016 - PIA21232
21.11.2016 - PIA21231
18.11.2016 - PIA21230
17.11.2016 - PIA21229
16.11.2016 - PIA21228
15.11.2016 - PIA21227
14.11.2016 - PIA21226
11.11.2016 - PIA21225
10.11.2016 - PIA21224
09.11.2016 - PIA21223
08.11.2016 - PIA21222
07.11.2016 - PIA21221
03.11.2016 - PIA20969
02.11.2016 - PIA20968
01.11.2016 - PIA20967
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