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Dawn LAMO Image 153

NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA2016-08-18

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this view of shadowed craters near Ceres' north pole. Ceres has only a modest tilt of a few degrees to its rotational axis, so its polar regions do not experience drastic changes in the sun's angle and length of day like Earth's extreme north and south.

The image is centered at approximately 73 degrees north latitude, 246 degrees east longitude.

Dawn took this image on May 28, 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.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA20875

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  • Title: Dawn LAMO Image 153
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  • Date Created: 2016-08-18
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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