This image highlights the complex central construct and concentric fractures in the large (78 miles, 126 kilometers) Dantu Crater. It was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on September 1, 2018 from an altitude of about 1335 miles (2150 kilometers). NASA announced the conclusion of Dawn's mission operations was Oct. 31, 2018, when the spacecraft depleted its hydrazine.
The center of Dantu Crater is located at about 24.3 degrees north latitude and 138.2 degrees east longitude.
Dantu Crater is named after the Ghanan god associated with the planting of the corn.
Dawn's mission is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Dawn is a project of the directorates Discovery Program, managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. JPL is responsible for overall Dawn mission science. Orbital ATK Inc., in Dulles, Virginia, designed and built the spacecraft. The German Aerospace Center, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Italian Space Agency and Italian National Astrophysical Institute are international partners on the mission team.
For a complete list of Dawn mission participants, visit http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission.
For more information about the Dawn mission, visit http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov.