This Dawn image shows a portion of the southern hemisphere of dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel, was taken on August 21, 2015.
International Space Station Expedition 44 Commander Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos docked their Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft to the orbiting laboratory's Zvezda service module at 3:30 a.m. EDT. The crew members undocked from the Poisk module at 3:12 a.m.
It was a busy week for the crew aboard the International Space Station. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's fifth H-II Transfer Vehicle, or HTV-5 arrived on Aug. 24 with more than 8,000 pounds of equipment, supplies and experiments in its pressurized cargo compartment.
Summer is the season to watch for ice loss from the outlet glaciers lining the perimeter of Greenland. JakobshavnGreenland's fastest-moving glacieris notorious for such losses; in 2014 the glacier shed kilometers of ice from its front.