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Dawn XMO2 Image 4

NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA2016-11-10

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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.

Dawn took this image on Oct. 17, 2016, from its second extended-mission science orbit (XMO2), 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/PIA21224

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  • Title: Dawn XMO2 Image 4
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  • Date Created: 2016-11-10
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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