Photo of 558MB gives almost complete picture of dwarf planet Ceres




In a 558MB big tif file is pretty much all there is to see on the dwarf planet Ceres, which has an orbit between those of Mars and Jupiter in the sun. The photo is from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, the Americans sent to the dwarf planet.

The image of Ceres, 945 kilometers in diameter, is a spherical image, a 2D representation of the spherical shape. Thereupon shows NASA to see the outside of the dusty dwarf planet, including ice cream is located on a metal core.

It is not the only picture of Ceres NASA released. Also, the space agency closeups of the two bright spots that are visible on the surface. Despite speculation that the spots indicated that Ceres would in fact be the Death Star from Star Wars, turns it to craters. It is still unknown why these craters seem so bright.

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft sent off at Ceres in 2007. Besides Ceres Dawn investigated a few years ago Vesta. Once the mission is complete, probably the spacecraft remains in orbit around the dwarf planet.

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