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Space Image: The Lonely Mountain

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Posted August 26, 2015

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft spotted this tall, conical mountain on Ceres from a distance of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The mountain, located in the southern hemisphere, stands 4 miles (6 kilometers) high. Its perimeter is sharply defined, with almost no accumulated debris at the base of the brightly streaked slope.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

The image was taken on August 19, 2015. The resolution of the image is 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.

Source: NASA

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