NASA's Dawn Captures Images of Ceres, Inner Solar System's Resident Dwarf Planet

December 8, 2014 7:35 PM

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Ceres, the only dwarf planet in the inner solar system, has been imaged by the Dawn spacecraft as it speeds toward an encounter with the icy body. (Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Ceres is a dwarf planet orbiting the Sun in the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter, which has been imaged for the first time by NASA investigators.

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