A New View of Ceres, Dawn Shows Finer Detail

May 28, 2015

Space

New Dawn Image of Ceres

This image of Ceres is part of a sequence taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on May 23, 2015, from a distance of 3,200 miles (5,100 kilometers). Resolution in the image is about 1,600 feet (480 meters) per pixel.

This new image from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft shows finer details of the dwarf planet Ceres.

The spacecraft snapped the image at a distance of 3,200 miles (5,100 kilometers) with a resolution of 1,600 feet (480 meters) per pixel. The image is part of a sequence taken for navigational purposes.

After transmitting these images to Earth on May 23, Dawn resumed ion-thrusting toward its second mapping orbit. On June 3, Dawn will enter this orbit and spend the rest of the month observing Ceres from 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) above the surface. Each orbit during this time will be about three days, allowing the spacecraft to conduct an intensive study of Ceres.

Dawn is the first mission to visit a dwarf planet, and the first to orbit two distinct solar system targets. It studied the protoplanet Vesta for 14 months in 2011 and 2012, and arrived at Ceres on March 6, 2015.

Dawn’s mission is managed by JPL for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Dawn is a project of the directorate’s Discovery Program, managed by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. UCLA is responsible for overall Dawn mission science. Orbital ATK Inc., in Dulles, Virginia, designed and built the spacecraft. The German Aerospace Center, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Italian Space Agency and Italian National Astrophysical Institute are international partners on the mission team.

Source: Elizabeth Landau/Preston Dyches, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Image: NASA

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22 Responses to “A New View of Ceres, Dawn Shows Finer Detail”

  1. clarence schuler Says:

    they ducked for cover no bright spots.

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  2. RoG™ Says:

    Was hoping to see a Von Neumann probe.

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  3. arthur Says:

    heory of LIFE. The Earth is a binary interacting planet with the Moon. Sun is a projection of the Earth center on the edge of solar system. Aliens living in lower layers of the planet.
    I was thinking why so many people see the white light after returning from a state of death. And I realized that we do not see a white light, we see only white light shade. White light invisible to us. I discover, that white light is our the next step of development of civilization. In millions of years from now, our kids will be able to see white light. The new light will appear from nowhere. Our Earth will move closer to the sun, location of Earth in Solar system will be like now Venus. Earth swims upstream squeezing waves and compress space, speeding up the passage of time , The color vision of our remote progenitors will be different and understanding of the world will change as well. We will be an advanced, one step higher civilization development in the road of the life. We will be otherwise stated, our soul will be in paradise, because this is God’s kingdom.
    The planets appear from nowhere on the edge of solar system, through billions of years of existence they replaces many of the steps, while approaching the sun. Each step reflects the Earth’s magnetic field shift. Earth floats in waves approaching the sun and the waves often thicken and raises their frequency. Our electromagnetic soul born on this world together with the planet. We travel in conjunction with it, we are changing the forms of lives and changing our current reality and understanding of time and space. Changing field of vision and changing the structure of the body substances. We already be able to see a one more color in a rainbow and this will be the white color. We will mingle with the multiverse, we will have force to manage the universe, time and space.
    Our Sun is a optical reflection of the earth center. We see the center of the earth and it is our sun, which warms and gives life to all of us. We located that far from Earth center as the Earth located from the sun. We are born of EM radiation of the Earth and our existence depend on this planet.
    Our soul is the part of EM field of the Earth. We are the ones who rule us by aliens, create crop circles and manages our consciousness. We create that energy which determines our future and determines the lives of our kids in Mars.
    Our body will experience in the following form existence the strength of the land and soul will experience force of the Sun. The soul will have the power of lightning and the body will be the Earth. Our soul will turn in to lightning and will be able to turn any homogeneous cell through a half and separated sides will become man and women.
    I the solar system is not a single life similar to us. In the each planet there are different forms and this represent drawings by ancient civilization on the pyramid walls. Those forms was born in different time, space intersection and strength of the power.
    Shooting the planets in respective rays, can be seen the forms of creatures who live there, forms of buildings what they have created. Aliens use the same way to take a pictures of our planet. Just do not forget, – it is the past or the future of our planet and our existence.
    Our Sun is a binary star, our galaxy is a binary with another galaxy, our universe is a binary with other universe as we are binary, twin humans, created of soul and body.
    When the Earth passed the Equator, the Earth created the vibration in our galaxy. The Earth cause interference in galactic level. Galaxy created vibration in universe, the universe created vibration in multiverse. And we feel the echo, energy reflection of absolute power which comes from In different frequency, level. It causes earth disasters. Water and Sun causes them and thus try to manage our land. We create them, without knowing about this in the sense of ambition and energy, as we are the absolute power.
    We live between Earth center and projection of the Sun. The Sun is optical illusion of Earth center. After we die, we become the Earth and Sun, we become ourselves, able to manage universe.
    If we look at from a different perspective, next our existence will be the interaction of the soul with the body but in absolute power. We will be able to seed life in universe, we will be a part of our Martian kids whose soul will move closer to the Sun and body withdraw further, because the body does not like excessive heat. We will be come Martians, we will be the same who are now we are looking for. We will have the power to manage our past and future, and the power and strength to change time and space.
    We will became part of lightning, strong enough to band space and time in to infinity…and give a birth for a new World…as the Ancient civilization did. They created this, our world when they crossed space and time in Higher level of the Earth by creating Pyramids which was build in lower, our existence form which-in different laws of nature, where the space was extended and time was slower.
    The Ancient civilization created the Seventh World which represent the whip and composition of it, in the hands of King. 3 vectors and 3-dimensional forces created the seven world’s and all of them is going in to one point of space and the time. after the turn. After the turn, the light disappear and world turn in to world without a light. The soul turn in to totality. The light scattered and become integral power of entire EM radiation emitted of Sun. Optical reflection of the sun do not meet the real-positioning of the star. Away from the surface of the Earth solar optical projection shifting closer to the Earth center. Moon and the earth is the union of two interacting bodies. The sun is the reflection of the earth core, the projection we see the limits of the solar system. through the planet’s existence, planets/energy changes its form, and eventually become part of the sun.
    The Human/mummy in whose hands this whip, represent the God who created this world and responsible for his afterlife and our life’s. 

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  4. Larry Says:

    That is the wrong crater. I was hoping it was the one with the bright spots but it isn’t.

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  5. Ray Says:

    I’m wondering, what are the best resolution photos that the Dawn probe is expected to get of Ceres? I just figured out that 1600 meters per pixel is a long way off to seeing some good detail. At that resolution, if you had to take an aerial photo of a good size city of 10×10 miles square, that would only be a photo that is 33×33 pixels. A large football stadium and it’s surrounding area would barely be the size of 1 pixel. I’m not saying we are expected to find cities there but we wouldn’t get to see much detail on any objects.

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  6. michael Says:

    So, did the potential base cloke? You people are idiots and you play upon us folk because we are looking for hope for our lives. You, will have your day.

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  7. mathew Says:

    You’d think you were looking at the moon except for the long troughs from meteors grazes lining the surface

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  8. dave Says:

    this could be a pic of the moon!

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  9. zack Says:

    WTF! why not a up close of the big white spots that they have been showing us?

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  10. Don Says:

    Why not a photo of the lite spots up close??

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  11. Matthew Says:

    I can’t wait to see what the bright spots are!

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  12. link Says:

    Mathew: Cool linear hits from grazing meteors. Can even see how the little ones hit the uplift of a big crater and resume further down. Like skipping stones on a pond. Are these lines in the planetary elliptic plane (nearly horizontal in this picture)? No vertical lines. But the horizontalish ones are not perfectly parallel.

    Who needs the bright spots to amuses the internet?

    However, we are all very excited to see these giant mirrors in higher rez. I vote that they are the roofs of solar-equipped WalMarts.

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  13. John Thompson Says:

    The picture is upside down. The mesas should be craters.

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  14. Scott C. Waring Says:

    This is not the same crater as the bright spots, but even if they take photos this close, NASA will photoshop the alien structures out of the photo. SCW

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  15. Randy Says:

    perhaps its an exposed silver deposit, it is highly reflective……

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  16. Doug Says:

    They already know what they are & we will likely never see them again, and the explanation will be that the lights appeared due to the microwave was being used in the building.

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  17. charles Says:

    I have a $150 camera with a 30x zoom lens. Even has color.

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  18. mike Says:

    We want clear up close images of the bright spots NASA
    F this bull, no one cares about anything else

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  19. Mike Says:

    Give me a break…only 3200 miles away and a pixel is equal to 1600 feet? No wonder taxpayers are always thinking NASA holds back info! Don’t get excited over the “bright spots.” NASA will tell us they turned out to be salt deposits or ice.

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  20. Stan Says:

    Yes NASA is screening the photos…why do you think it takes a week for us to get the images…and yes they will photo shop the images as necessary…and yes NASA IS under the control of the CIA regarding that kind of info…
    Sorry to say but it actually be best for those with lower intellect(which constitutes at least one half of all Americans)

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  21. Carlos Says:

    And what about the bright spots? When Dawn will take photos of the area with this much better resolution.
    So the bases / cities will be visible. Yes, that’s my bet.

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