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NASA released the latest Ceres crater HD picture

via:博客园     time:2016/1/14 19:00:11     readed:1898

Around Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft recently completed the conversion mapping orbit track height has been reduced to 385 kilometers, are closer to clearly shoot this single mysterious dwarf planet terrain. Recently released by NASA from high resolution image of the Dawn spacecraft captured the new Ceres, a series of crater landforms, including at the edge of the found bright matter Kupalo crater, Dantu crater is located in the plains, Messor craters and Cerean crater.

In the Kupalo crater over time to shoot a resolution of 35 m / pixel high definition images, some of the bright material distributed on the edge of the crater, the scientists believe that this may be salt.

Width of Dantu 126 km crater, above constitute a cross crack network topography, scientists expect the formation is the unique landform in the region by the meteorite after initial impact, by a series of uplift, fracture, and other geological activity.

Messor crater and Cerean crater

Dawn is equipped with a camera, visible light and infrared spectrometer, gamma ray and neutron detector are fully committed to working Ceres photos of the surface and collecting mapping data is captured, Dawn spacecraft is expected to in June 30, 2016 completion of Ceres main mission.

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