JPL's Dawn spacecraft approaches mysterious dwarf planet Ceres

January 2, 2015 9:20 PM

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JPL's Dawn probe is now a mere 400,000 miles (640,000 kilometers) from its final destination: a dwarf planet named Ceres that orbits in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Once there, the spacecraft will study this icy rock which may have sub-surface oceans of liquid water.

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