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Dawn Sends Sharper Scenes from Ceres


Ceres mountain

NASA's Dawn spacecraft spotted this tall, conical mountain on Ceres from a distance of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The mountain, located in the southern hemisphere, stands 4 miles (6 kilometers) high.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

The closest-yet views of Ceres, delivered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, show the small world's features in unprecedented detail, including Ceres' tall, conical mountain; crater formation features and narrow, braided fractures.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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