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Dawn Snaps Its Best-Yet Image of Dwarf Planet Ceres

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Dwarf planet Ceres

From about three times the distance from Earth to the moon, NASA's Dawn spacecraft spies its final destinationthe dwarf planet Ceres. This uncropped, unmagnified view of Ceres was taken by Dawn on Dec. 1, 2014.


The Dawn spacecraft has delivered a glimpse of Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, in a new image taken 740,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from the dwarf planet.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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