Dwarf planet Ceres is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows

February 18, 2015 2:53 AM

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped the best images to date of the dwarf planet Ceres, bringing mysterious fuzzy features spotted on the icy little world’s surface into sharper focus.

The latest images were snapped on Feb. 12, when Dawn was 52,000 miles away from Ceres and closing in fast -- it’s scheduled to enter orbit on March 6. The new images have a resolution of 4.9 miles per pixel, and these unprecedented views are revealing a surprisingly cratered surface.

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