Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Synthetic Animation of Occator crater in Survey Orbit

Occator crater in Survey Orbit 

This is is a synthetic animation using photogrammetry between SO3 and SO11, captured during the Survey Orbit phase of the Dawn mission at Ceres. 

Featured in the morph is Occator crater, notable for its exceptional uniqueness on Ceres, for having material that is dramatically more reflective than the average albedo of Ceres. Fresh salts are likely the cause for the apparent brightness of these spots. No conclusion has been determined as to the type of salts or the origin of the salts at this time. 

More animations from Dawn

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