New image of dwarft planet Ceres shows bright craters

 NASA has released a new image of the dwarft planet Ceres with bright material.

New image of dwarft planet Ceres shows bright craters
Photo Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

New Delhi: The US space agency NASA has released a new image of the dwarf planet Ceres  with bright material.The new images of the dwarf planet were from NASA's Dawn mission.

Dawn mission has provided scientists with spectacular views of Ceres even with its lowest-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of 240 miles (385 kilometers) from the dwarf planet.

Haulani Crater, with a diameter of 21 miles (34 kilometers), has shown evidence of landslides from its crater rim. Smooth material and a central ridge stand out on its floor. An enhanced false-color view allows scientists to gain insight into materials and how they relate to surface morphology.

The image shows rays of bluish ejected material. The color blue in such views has been associated with young features on the dwarf planet Ceres.

Dawn's mission is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. 

Source: NASA


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