Dec 14

Dawn spacecraft begins approach to dwarf planet Ceres

Source: NASA Science News

NASA's ion-propelled Dawn spacecraft has begun its approach to Ceres, a Texas-sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft. The next couple of months promise continually improving views of Ceres, prior to Dawn's arrival. By the end of January, the spacecraft's images and other data will be the best ever taken of the dwarf planet. (learn more)

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