Ceres mountains and craters named for food

Crop deities and harvest celebrations provide inspiration for dwarf planet's monikers

Ceres map

COVERED WITH CROPS  This false-color map of Ceres obtained by the Dawn spacecraft highlights the dwarf planet’s newly named features and its changing mineral composition. Red marks places that strongly reflect infrared light whereas blue regions reflect shorter wavelengths.

JPL-Caltech/NASA, UCLA, MPS, DLR, IDA

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