Astronomy Picture of the Day
September 30, 2015

White Streaks on 1-Ceres (EDM)
White Streaks on 1-Ceres (EDM)

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA and Dr Paolo C. Fienga for the additional process. and color.

This Extra Detail Magnification (or "EDM", for short), obtained from yesterday's Contextual Frame - which had been taken by the NASA - Dawn Spacecraft on August, 21, 2015 - shows us a VERY well-preserved Unnamed Impact Crater (perhaps a Secondary one) with some, so far, unexplainable White Streaks, visible at about 11 o'clock, on its East-facing Inner Wall, and a possible large and ancient Landslde that covers most of the North-Western Side of the Crater itself.


The picture was taken from an altitude of approx. 915 miles (such as about 1472,5461 Km) from the Surface, with a resolution of roughly 450 feet (such as about 137,16 meters) per pixel.


This image (which is a crop obtained from an Original NASA - Dawn Spacecraft's b/w and NON Map-Projected frame published on the NASA - Planetary Photojournal with the ID n. PIA 19904 - Dawn HAMO Image 26) has been additionally processed, extra-magnified to aid the visibility of the details, contrast enhanced and sharpened, Gamma corrected and then colorized (according to an educated guess carried out by Dr Paolo C. Fienga-LXTT-IPF) in Absolute Natural Colors (such as the colors that a normal human eye would actually perceive if someone were onboard the NASA - Dawn Spacecraft and then looked ahead, towards the Surface of 1-Ceres), by using an original technique created - and, in time, dramatically improved - by the Lunar Explorer Italia Team.



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