Image Gallery Dawn Mission

Side view of Occator Crater (Ceres)

Side view of Occator Crater (Ceres)

This side view shows the Occator crater in the northern hemisphere of the dwarf planet Ceres. With its striking light deposits in the crater interior, it is one of the most famous areas of the dwarf planet.

(Image: Oct. 2016)

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

Haulani Crater (Ceres)

Haulani Crater (Ceres)

The light-toned impact crater Haulani on the dwarf planet Ceres has a diameter of about 34 Kilometres. Landslides are visible on the crater flanks, the blue color indicates a young age of the material.
(Image: Apr 2016)

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

Kupalo Crater (Ceres)

Kupalo Crater (Ceres)

Kupalo Crater is among the youngest impact craters on the surface of Ceres. On the crater walls light-toned material crops out, which might be salt.
(Image: Dec 2015)

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

Occator Crater (Ceres)

Occator Crater (Ceres)

The white deposits within Occator Crater are among the lightest spots on the whole surface of asteroid Ceres.
(Images: Sep 2015)

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

Mysterious Pyramid (Ceres)

Mysterious Pyramid (Ceres)

The Dawn spacecraft discovered this high, cone-like mountain on Ceres. The mountain is situated in the southern hemisphere of the dwarf planet and has a height of about 6 kilometres. The outline of the mountain is well-defined, but the steep light-tones walls could be unstable.
(Image: Aug 2015)

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

Aelia Crater (Vesta)

Aelia Crater (Vesta)

This false-color composite was prepared from data collected by the Dawn mission. The image shows material flow within and around the impact crater Aelia on the surface of asteroid Vesta.
(Images: Sep - Oct 2011)

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLAMPS/DLR/IDA

Topography of Vesta

Topography of Vesta

The image mosaic shows the color-coded elevation model of Vesta that is based on data collected by the Dawn mission. 
(Release: May 2013)

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/FU Berlin

Atlas of Vesta

Atlas of Vesta

This figure shows the nomenclature of surface features on Vesta.
(Release: Sep 2013)

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

Close-up View of "Snowman Craters"

Close-up View of "Snowman Craters"

This image taken with the Framing Camera shows 3 impact craters in the northern hemisphere of Vesta. The arrangement of the craters led to the nickname "Snowman Craters". The image has been taken on July, 24th 2011 from a distance of 5200 km.

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