Hunt for Dwarf Planet Ceres' Mysterious Water Begins

March 3, 2015 8:31 AM

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Hunt for Dwarf Planet Ceres' Mysterious Water Begins

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is about to make its second and final stop during its exploration of the asteroid belt and it is already returning some stunning images that are creating more questions than answers.

After leaving massive asteroid Vesta’s orbit in 2012, Dawn has traveled through the asteroid belt that occupies the region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter to rendezvous with 600 mile-wide dwarf planet Ceres — the first spacecraft ever to orbit two celestial bodies during its mission.

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