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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 Pluto New Horizons
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This image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft shows an overlay of the first official Pluto feature names.
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First Official Pluto Feature Names
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-01 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn mission, together with the IAU, established that craters on Ceres would be named for agricultural deities, and other features from agricultural festivals. Here is an image showing the new names.
PIA21755:
New Names on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-25 Ceres Dawn
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This image high-resolution image of Juling Crater on Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, reveals, in exquisite detail, features on the rims and crater floor.
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Juling Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-18 Ceres Dawn
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This image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft presents two small craters on Ceres, located in the vicinity of Toharu Crater. Juling appears at the top and Kupalo at bottom. Both craters are relatively young, as indicated by their sharp rims.
PIA21753:
Juling and Kupalo Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-03 Ceres Dawn
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This image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a region located next to the northwestern rim of Urvara Crater on Ceres. This terrain displays a rugged texture also found within Urvara.
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Tawals Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-28 Ceres Dawn
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Haulani Crater is one of the youngest craters on Ceres, as evidenced by its sharp rims and bright, bluish material in this enhanced color composite topographic map from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
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Haulani Crater Topographic Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-20 Ceres Dawn
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This close-up view of Hakumyi crater, as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, provides insight into the origin of the small crater and lobe-shaped flow next to its southern rim.
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Hakumyi Crater from LAMO
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-19 Kuiper Belt Object New Horizons
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This frame from an animation shows a Kuiper Belt object know as 2014 MU69, as seen by NASA's New Horizons.
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Wink of a Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Charon New Horizons
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The flight over Charon begins high over the hemisphere NASA's New Horizons saw on its closest approach, then descends over the deep, wide canyon of Serenity Chasma.
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Soaring over Charon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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The dramatic Pluto flyover begins over the highlands to the southwest of the great expanse of nitrogen ice plain informally named Sputnik Planitia, as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
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Soaring over Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto and its moon, Charon, was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by NASA's New Horizons.
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Global Mosaics of Pluto and Charon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA21861:
Pluto's Surface in Detail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Charon New Horizons
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This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by NASA's New Horizons.
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Charon's Surface in Detail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-06 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image of Hakumyi Crater on Ceres, visible left of center. Evidence for organics was also found at the 4-mile (6.5 kilometer) wide fresh crater on the southern rim of Hakumyi.
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Hakumyi Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-28 Ceres Dawn
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This view of the northern portion of Yalode is one of many images NASA's Dawn spacecraft has taken. The large impact that formed the crater likely involved a lot of heat, explaining the relatively smooth crater floor punctuated by smaller craters.
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Yalode Crater on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-27 Ceres Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Dantu Crater. The numerous bright spots found across the crater suggest bright material may be just below the surface, exposed through small impacts and landslides.
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Dantu Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-19 Ceres Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the largest crater on Ceres, called Kerwan. Kerwan is very relaxed and looks like a pancake especially when viewed near Ceres' limb.
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Kerwan in Full
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-14 Ceres Dawn
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This view obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its Survey orbit illustrates the diversity and complexity of Ceres' geology.
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Complex Relationships in the Occator-Kirnis Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-08 Ceres Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the northeastern rim of Urvara Crater on Ceres at lower left. To the right of the crater, the long, narrow feature that appears to jut out toward the north is called Pongal Catena.
PIA21408:
Pongal Catena on Ceres
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The 16-mile-wide (26-kilometer-wide) crater Insitor is located almost exactly in the center of Kerwan crater on Ceres, as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
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Odds of a Cosmic Bullseye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-24 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image of Ceres' south polar region on May 17, 2017. Ceres appears as a crescent as Dawn is on the night side of the dwarf planet.
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Dawn Navigating Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-22 Ceres Dawn
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This enhanced color image of Ceres' surface was made from data obtained on April 29, 2017, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft was exactly between the sun and Ceres.
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Enhanced Color View of Ceres at Opposition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-16 Ceres Dawn
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This is one frame from a movie made of images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface.
PIA21405:
Ceres During 'Opposition Surge' Animation Icon
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Ceres' surface shows evidence for different types of flows that indicate the presence of ice in the regolith. One type of flow encircles the large impact crater at right in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA21404:
Flow Around a Crater on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-21 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this picture as it reached its new orbit to observe Ceres in opposition, when Dawn is directly between the sun and the Occator Crater bright spots.
PIA21403:
Ceres' Southern Hemisphere (Navigation Image)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-19 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed many landslides on Ceres, which researchers interpret to have been shaped by a significant amount of water ice.
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Landslides on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-13 Ceres Dawn
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Inamahari Crater on Ceres, the large well-defined crater at the center of this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, is one of the sites where scientists have discovered evidence for organic material.
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Inamahari Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-07 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this picture on its way to a new orbit, at an altitude of about 30,000 miles (48,300 kilometers), as part of a series of images intended to help the navigation of the spacecraft relative to Ceres.
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Navigation Image of Ceres
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This image taken on August 15, 2016, shows the eastern part of a feature called Nar Sulcus in Yalode Crater on dwarf planet Ceres, as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
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Nar Suclus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-24 Pluto New Horizons
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This is the highest-resolution color departure shot of Pluto's receding crescent from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, taken when the spacecraft was 120,000 miles (200,000 kilometers) away from Pluto.
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Blue Rays: New Horizons' High-Res Farewell to Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-22 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from an animation from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows how the illumination of Ceres' northern hemisphere varies with the dwarf planet's axial tilt, or obliquity.
PIA21469:
Ceres' Shadowed Craters Over Time Animation Icon
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NASA's Dawn mission has found that craters on Ceres show a diversity of shapes that provide important clues about the structure of Ceres' subsurface; shown here is Fejokoo, a polygonal crater.
PIA21399:
Fejokoo Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-09 Ceres Dawn
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This 3-D image, or anaglyph, shows the center of Occator Crater, the brightest area on dwarf planet Ceres, using data from NASA's Dawn mission. The bright central area, including a dome that is 0.25 miles (400 meters) high, is called Cerealia Facula.
PIA21398:
Occator's Bright Spots in 3-D
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Occator Crater and Ahuna Mons appear together in this view obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Feb. 11, 2017. Ahuna Mons, on the limb at right, is a mountain 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) tall. Occator hosts the mysterious 'bright spots' called faculae.
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Occator and Ahuna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-16 Ceres Dawn
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This enhanced color composite image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer shows the area around Ernutet Crater on Ceres. The instrument detected the evidence of organic materials in this area.
PIA21420:
Ernutet Crater and Organic Material Detections
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This enhanced color composite image, made with data from the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the area around Ernutet crater. The bright red portions appear redder with respect to the rest of Ceres.
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Ernutet Crater - Enhanced Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-10 Ceres Dawn
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Oct. 17, 2016, captures the day-night boundary, or terminator, in the north polar region of Ceres. The north pole itself, which lies just slightly left of center in this view, is barely sunlit.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 32
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On Oct. 24, 2016, NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured the low angle of illumination bringing this pair of nested craters near Ceres' south pole into sharp relief.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 31
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The 6-mile-wide (10-kilometer-wide) Oxo Crater stands out on the dark landscape of Ceres in this view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 30
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-20 Pluto New Horizons
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This image obtained by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is from a movie made from more than 100 images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft over six weeks of approach and close flyby in the summer of 2015.
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A Colorful 'Landing' on Pluto (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-19 Charon New Horizons
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This image obtained by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft shows the night side of Pluto's large, Texas-sized moon Charon, against a star field, lit by faint, reflected light from Pluto itself.
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Charon in 'Plutoshine'
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This detailed global mosaic color map of Pluto is based on a series of three color filter images obtained NASA's New Horizons during the spacecraft's close flyby of Pluto in July 2015.
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Pluto Color Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-11 Ceres Dawn
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Ikapati Crater on Ceres is seen at top right in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on Oct. 24, 2016. Ikapati has a complex of central peaks and roughly parallel fractures on its floor.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 29
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This view, taken on Oct. 26, 2016, from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Meanderi Crater on Ceres, seen at lower right. Meanderi hosts several medium-sized craters within its walls.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 28
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This view, taken on Oct. 22, 2016, from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the rim of Yalode Crater on Ceres at upper left. Yalode is one of the largest impact basins on Ceres.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 27
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This view, taken on Oct. 22, 2016, from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the craters Kondos and Jarimba on Ceres. Jarimba is the largest crater, located at left. Above Jarimba, on the left-hand edge of the image, is Kondos.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 26
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This graphic of an enhanced color image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a theoretical path of a water molecule on Ceres.
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Water Molecule "Hops" on Ceres
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This frame from an animation from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater in the northern polar region of Ceres that is partly in shadow year-round, where bright water ice deposits have been observed in several craters.
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Ceres Persistent Shadow (Animation) Animation Icon
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This frame from an animation shows dwarf planet Ceres overlaid with the concentration of hydrogen determined from data acquired by the gamma ray and neutron detector (GRaND) instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
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Water Ice Abundance on Ceres (Animation)
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This frame from a video captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a flyover of the intriguing crater named Occator on dwarf planet Ceres. Occator is home to Ceres' brightest area.
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Flight Over Occator (Animation) Animation Icon
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This view, taken on Oct. 21, 2016, from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Megwomets Crater on Ceres. Megwomets is the largest crater in this image, at right of center.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 25
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This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of the southwestern rim of Yalode Crater on Ceres. Yalode is one of the largest impact basins on Ceres. A great deal of material has slumped down the walls of the crater. a phenomenon called mass wasting.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 24
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This scene captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Oct. 21, 2016, from Ceres' northern hemisphere shows part of the rim of Dantu Crater, at top right. Rao Crater is the largest crater in the bottom left corner of the image.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 23
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Dantu Crater on Ceres, at top center, is featured in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on Oct. 21, 2016. A small crater located around the 5 o'clock position within Dantu is called Centeotl.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 22
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This scene viewed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Oct. 20, 2016, from Ceres features terrain near the rim of the large crater named Kerwan, at lower left. A much smaller, fresher crater called Cacaguat is seen in the lower right corner.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 21
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Ceres' Ezinu Crater is seen at top right in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on Oct. 21, 2016. The crater features a network of canyon-like features.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 20
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Part of Ezinu Crater on Ceres is seen at top left in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on Oct. 20, 2016. The crater features a network of canyon-like features.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 19
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This view of dwarf planet Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Kaikara Crater, the largest impact crater in this image taken on Oct. 20, 2016.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 18
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This northern hemisphere scene from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken on Oct. 20, 2016, features Ceres' Messor Crater, exhibiting a flow feature from the collapse of the rim of an adjacent crater.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 17
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Sunlit cliffs tower above Yalode Crater on Ceres in this shadowy perspective view. At 152 miles, Yalode is one of Ceres' largest craters. A fissure called Nar Sulcus is seen just right of center. NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image on Oct. 19, 2016.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 16
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This southern hemisphere scene from dwarf planet Ceres encompasses parts of the craters Mondamin and Darzamat. Mondamin is large crater located in the top half of image, Darzamat is at bottom-right. NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image on Oct. 19, 2016.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 15
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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. At lower right, the rim of Darzamat peeks into view.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 14
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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.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 13
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Kerwan Crater, at 174 miles (280 kilometers) in diameter is the largest crater that NASA's Dawn has discovered on Ceres. A portion of its jagged rim runs from the top left to bottom center of this image.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 12
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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 sharply defined crater with a central peak.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 11
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NASA's Dawn took this image on Oct. 17 showing 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.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 10
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This image of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft approximates how the dwarf planet's colors would appear to the eye.
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Ceres in Color
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Occator Crater, home of Ceres' intriguing brightest areas, is prominently featured in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
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Occator on Ceres' Limb
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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.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 9
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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.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 8
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This image, taken on Oct. 18, 2016 from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Occator Crater on Ceres, with its signature bright areas. The central bright spot, which harbors the brightest material on Ceres, is believed by scientists to contain a variety of salts.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 7
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On Oct. 18, 2016, 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.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 6
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Oxo Crater and its surroundings are featured in this image of Ceres' surface from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on Oct. 18, 2016.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 5
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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.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 4
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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, taken on Oct. 17, 2016.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 3
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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. Dawn took this image on Oct. 17, 2016.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 2
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The small, bright crater Oxo on Ceres is featured in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on Oct. 17, 2016. Oxo (6 miles, 10 kilometers in diameter) is located at mid-latitudes on Ceres and likely has water ice.
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Dawn XMO2 Image 1
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows cratered terrain just south of the equator of Ceres. Dawn took this image on June 15, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface.
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Dawn LAMO Image 207
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on June 13, 2016, shows terrain at the equator of Ceres. The image is centered at 0 degrees latitude, 291 degrees east longitude.
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Dawn LAMO Image 206
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft taken on June 13, 2016, shows cratered terrain to the west of Ahuna Mons. In this area there are chains of craters called Uhola Catenae.
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Dawn LAMO Image 205
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the edge of Ikapati crater on Ceres, at upper right. Dawn took this image on June 12, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface.
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Dawn LAMO Image 204
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This image. taken on June 12, 2016, from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows dimly lit, cratered terrain on Ceres. Bright streaks of material are visible on one section of the crater wall (at bottom), and near the top of its central peak.
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Dawn LAMO Image 203
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken on June 12, 2016, shows terrain on Ceres covered by ejecta from a nearby impact, which has smoothed the appearance of older features.
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Dawn LAMO Image 202
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This image, taken on June 10, 2016 by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows cratered terrain on Ceres. Dawn took this image from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface.
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Dawn LAMO Image 201
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the edge of Ezinu Crater on Ceres. Dawn took this image on June 10, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface.
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Dawn LAMO Image 200
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Kondos Crater on Ceres. Dawn took this image on June 10, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface.
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Dawn LAMO Image 199
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a portion of Ikapati Crater on Ceres. Dawn took this image on June 10, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface.
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Dawn LAMO Image 198
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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a series of linear features, which are depressions that located within the large Yalode Crater on Ceres.
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Dawn LAMO Image 197
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken June 8, 2016, shows an area within Ezinu Crater on Ceres. Ezinu, which is 72 miles wide, was named for the Sumerian goddess of grain. Part of the crater's eastern rim is visible along the right side.
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Dawn LAMO Image 196
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Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have spotted signs of long run-out landslides on Pluto's largest moon, Charon. This perspective view is of Charon's informally named Serenity Chasma.
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Landslides in a Charon Chasm
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Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have spotted signs of long run-out landslides on Pluto's largest moon, Charon. This image is of Charon's informally named Serenity Chasma.
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Landslides on Charon
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Pluto's present, hazy atmosphere is almost entirely free of clouds, though scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have identified some cloud candidates after examining images taken during July, 2015.
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Partly Cloudy on Pluto?
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken June 7, 2016, shows part of Lono Crater (at bottom) within the giant Yalode impact basin on Ceres.
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Dawn LAMO Image 195
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken on June 6, 2016, features bright material (at upper left) along the rim of the giant crater named Kerwan (174 miles, 280 kilometers wide) on Ceres.
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Dawn LAMO Image 194
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken on June 6, 2016, shows an area of Ceres that includes a small, bright crater.
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Dawn LAMO Image 193
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater at upper right with a sharply defined rim. To its left is an older impact crater whose features have been softened by a blanket of material, likely ejected from a nearby impact.
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Dawn LAMO Image 192
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken on June 6, 2016, shows an area within the large crater Mondamin (78 miles, 126 kilometers wide) on Ceres.
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Dawn LAMO Image 191
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, tkane on June 6, 2016, shows Piuku Crater (19 miles, 31 kilometers wide), bottom, on Ceres.
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Dawn LAMO Image 190
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NASA's Dawn took this image on June 17, 2016, of Tibong Crater (22 miles, 36 kilometers wide), at left, on Ceres.
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Dawn LAMO Image 189
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft views Oxo Crater (6 miles, 10 kilometers wide) in this view from Ceres, taken on June 4, 2016, from its low-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface.
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Dawn LAMO Image 188
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