NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaching mysterious dwarf planet Cerses

December 30, 2014 8:33 PM

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaching mysterious dwarf planet Cerses

NASA launched a spacecraft back in 2007 with aims to explore the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres, a Texas-sized body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Well, it's almost there.

The Dawn spacecraft wrapped up its orbit of the asteroid belt’s second-largest object, Vesta, back in 2012 and is now zeroing in on Ceres. The craft has entered its approach phase now, and is set to arrive on March 6, 2015. This also marks the first time a spacecraft has orbited two unexplored alien...

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