Astrogeology Science Center

Just published 'article' on the largest crater on dwarf planet, Ceres

2 March 2018

Dr. Mike Bland is a research space scientist, at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center,  who just published a paper with engaging information on Kerwan crater. Kerwan is located on Ceres, the dwarf planet that has been the subject of mass media coverage in the past two years. Scientists knew very little about Ceres until the Dawn mission investigated this old and massive body in the asteroid belt. In his latest paper,  Dr. Bland has shared his research about the structure and evolution of Kerwan crater, the largest impact crater on Ceres. Find this exciting in-depth information in Geophysical Research Letters.


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

By Janet Richie