The Latest Image Of Ceres Reveals A Towering Mountain

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We’re learning more and more about Ceres with each orbit made by the Dawn spacecraft. Earlier this week, NASA released a fantastic new image of the dwarf planet’s terrain, with a resolution of 1,400 feet per pixel. The image shows some new features, including a 3 mile tall mountain.

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

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dbwindhorst
dbwindhorst

Wait — is that mountain really three miles high? Or has some mysterious alien force squeezed the rest of Ceres down three miles?