Landscape of Ceres

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Here’s a view of the southern mid-latitude region of Ceres around what is known as the Gerber Catena.  There is a nice 3-D version of this image you can see at NASA  (click your browser’s BACK button to return) .

Apparently there are grooves on Ceres caused by tectonic activity on the (dwarf) planet. The tectonic activity is probably from internal stresses that caused the surface to crack as opposed to any of the sort deriving from a molten core and pliable mantle.

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

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