Dawn Spacecraft Sees Ceres

December 8, 2014 2:03 PM

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has just returned its first photo of the dwarf planet Ceres, taken from 1.2 million kilometers away.

Dawn spacecraft captured this image as part of a calibration of its science camera: the dwarf planet Ceres is the bright spot in the center of the image; a cropped, magnified view of Ceres appears in the inset image at lower left. Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA.

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