The Lonely Mountain on Ceres

Spotted by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, this peculiar conical lonely mountain on Ceres from a distance of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers), stands 4 miles (6 kilometers) high.

The mountain, located in the southern hemisphere of the dwarf planet, its perimeter is sharply defined with almost no accumulated debris at the base of the brightly streaked slope.



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

Dawn’s mission is managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

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