Names on Ceres

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The science team for Dawn have released a colored map of Ceres, showing the dwarf planet’s varied topography as well as the names they have chosen for many features.

The data suggests that Ceres is very icy, with an ice-rich crust.

I have embedded an animation of the globe showing the topography below the fold.


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