NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Closes In On Dwarf Planet Ceres

December 30, 2014 7:11 PM

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft is now in what the agency considers its "approach phase," as it closes in on mystery dwarf planet Ceres.

A few years ago, DAWN explored protoplanet Vesta, so when it enters Ceres' orbit, it will officially become the first spacecraft to ever explore two planetary bodies.

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