NASA's Dawn Spacecraft is Now First Probe to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

March 7, 2015 11:22 AM

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(Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA) This image was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on March 1, 2015 just a few days before the mission achieved orbit around Ceres.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is now officially in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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