This GIF from NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Shows Possible Craters on Ceres

January 20, 2015 3:55 PM

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft took several new images earlier this month. In the images, which have been stitched together to form a GIF, you can see what appears to be craters on the icy dwarf planet’s surface.

While the images are good, they are not the best resolution taken. That belongs to images taken in 2003 and 2004 by the Hubble Space Telescope. These latest images equal about 80% of Hubble’s resolution. Dawn’s images will surpass Hubble quality over the next few weeks as the spacecraft gets closer ...

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