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Ceres' bright spots return to view in new Dawn spacecraft images from NASA

Ceres' bright spots return to view in new Dawn spacecraft images from NASA

International Space Station. I know this dream will probably be one that won't come true, but i'd. Like to dream about it still.

International Space Station. I know this dream will probably be one that won't come true, but i'd. Like to dream about it still.

See how NASA's Dawn spacecraft will visit the asteroids Vesta and Ceres in this SPACE.com infographic.

See how NASA's Dawn spacecraft will visit the asteroids Vesta and Ceres in this SPACE.com infographic.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on track to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant destinations, to help scientists answer questions about the formation of our solar system.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on track to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant destinations, to help scientists answer questions about the formation of our solar system.

John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

NASA reveals the most detailed views yet of Ceres' bizarre bright spots http://ift.tt/1S4H8b7  NASAs Dawn spacecraft is finally giving scientists on Earth a truly close up view of the dwarf planet Ceres distinctive bright spots and they remain stubbornly mysterious.  A new photo showing the most distinctive of the reflective patches in the dwarf planets Occator crater reveals a dome covered with the bright material which might be salt according to research published last year.  SEE ALSO…

NASA reveals the most detailed views yet of Ceres' bizarre bright spots http://ift.tt/1S4H8b7 NASAs Dawn spacecraft is finally giving scientists on Earth a truly close up view of the dwarf planet Ceres distinctive bright spots and they remain stubbornly mysterious. A new photo showing the most distinctive of the reflective patches in the dwarf planets Occator crater reveals a dome covered with the bright material which might be salt according to research published last year. SEE ALSO…

The dwarf planet Ceres, the largest asteroid in the solar system, is round and may contain more fresh water than the entire Earth. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been exploring Ceres since 2015. http://www.space.com/24368-dwarf-planet-ceres-photos-largest-asteroid.html?utm_source=notification

The dwarf planet Ceres, the largest asteroid in the solar system, is round and may contain more fresh water than the entire Earth. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been exploring Ceres since 2015. http://www.space.com/24368-dwarf-planet-ceres-photos-largest-asteroid.html?utm_source=notification

NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet  NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at about 4:39 a.m. PST (7:39 a.m. EST) Friday.

Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at about 4:39 a.m. PST (7:39 a.m. EST) Friday.

Ceres as seen from the Earth-based Hubble Space Telescope in 2004 (left) and with the Dawn spacecraft in 2014 as it approached the dwarf planet. Hubble Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Parker (Southwest Research Institute), P. Thomas (Cornell University), L. McFadden (University of Maryland, College Park), and M. Mutchler and Z. Levay (STScI). Dawn Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA. Photo Combination: Elizabeth Howell

Ceres as seen from the Earth-based Hubble Space Telescope in 2004 (left) and with the Dawn spacecraft in 2014 as it approached the dwarf planet. Hubble Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Parker (Southwest Research Institute), P. Thomas (Cornell University), L. McFadden (University of Maryland, College Park), and M. Mutchler and Z. Levay (STScI). Dawn Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA. Photo Combination: Elizabeth Howell

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