The inset perspective view from NASA's Dawn space of Ceres' bright spot Occator Crator is overlaid with data concerning the composition. Red signifies a high abundance of carbonates, while gray indicates a low carbonate abundance.
This image shows the rim of Ikapati Crater on Ceres, which lies in the dwarf planet's northern hemisphere. Groupings of roughly parallel, narrow, linear fractures can be seen inside and outside the crater.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft imaged this terrain, adjacent to Occator Crater on Ceres, which is immediately to the left of this view. This relatively smooth, lightly cratered area is part of the ejecta blanket of Occator.
This view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows impact craters near Ceres' equator where material from the rim of one crater has apparently collapsed into its neighbor. A variety of large boulders are visible within the younger crater at top.
Two adjoining craters on Ceres are featured in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. A lobe-shaped feature is prominent in the larger crater's interior. Bright material is visible at the intersection of the two craters.
Tupo Crater, named for the Polynesian god of turmeric, is featured in this view of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This impact feature is 22 miles (36 kilometers) in diameter and features a prominent central ridge of mountain.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft sees Occator Crater, home of the brightest area on Ceres, also has an intriguing rim. The jagged slopes of this basin, and linear features on its floor, contrast with the relatively smooth terrain around it.
This pair of craters is located in the northern hemisphere of Ceres as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The wall of the older crater (lower of the two) has partially collapsed where it adjoins the rim of its younger neighbor.
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a portion of Ceres known as Erntedank Planum, a broad plateau 345 miles (555 kilometers) wide. The terrain seen here lies just to the southeast of Occator Crater, home of Ceres' brightest region.
This picture captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater that lies just north of Occator Crater, home of the brightest spots on Ceres. The northern rim of Occator, not visible here, is overprinted on the southern rim this crater.
This picture from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows terrain on Ceres in which the rim of a more recent impact crater, at center, has partially collapsed into its adjacent neighbor, just below. Boulders are visible in and around the younger, smaller crater.