The Dawn mission team as released colorized topographic views of the region around Ahuna Mons, a mysterious conical mountain on Ceres.
Both views were created using images taken at an orbital distance of about 385 km (240 mi) above the surface, with a resolution of about 35 m (120 ft) per pixel. The elevations span a range of about 9 km (5.5 mi) from the lowest places (blue) to the highest terrains (brown). The side perspective view (below) was created by draping image mosaics over a shape model.
Congratulations to the Dawn mission team for winning not one but TWO awards!
National Aeronautic Association Robert J. Collier Trophy, presented annually “for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency and safety of air or space vehicles.”
National Space Club and Foundation’s Nelson P. Jackson Award, presented annually for “a significant contribution to the missile, aircraft or space field.”