NASA’s Dawn spacecraft expected to solve mysteries about Ceres

March 8, 2015 2:01 PM

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft expected to solve mysteries about Ceres

NASA spacecraft Dawn's historic entry into the orbit of dwarf planet Ceres has raised hopes that scientists will be able to gather more information and solve various mysteries about the dwarf planet.

After a journey of almost eight years, Dawn entered Ceres' orbit on 6th of March, thanks to the dwarf planet's gravity that pulled it. Spotted by astronomer Father Giuseppe Piazzi in 1801, Ceres was elevated to the status of a dwarf planet in 2006.

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