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Dawn XMO2 Image 2

NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA2016-11-08

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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.

At upper right is Lociyo Crater, which is superimposed onto an older crater. Lociyo is 24 miles (38 kilometers) in diameter, and is named for a Zapotec deity of Mexico (to whom a ceremony is performed when the first chili plant is cut).

Dawn took this image on Oct. 17, 2016, from its second extended-mission science orbit, at a distance of about 920 miles (1,480 kilometers) above the surface. The image resolution is about 460 feet (140 meters) per pixel.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21222

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  • Title: Dawn XMO2 Image 2
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  • Date Created: 2016-11-08
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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