NASA's Dawn Zeroes In On Ceres, Delivers Unprecedented View Of Dwarf Planet

January 27, 2015 9:58 PM

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NASA's Dawn Zeroes In On Ceres, Delivers Unprecedented View Of Dwarf Planet

NASA released new images of the dwarf planet Ceres Tuesday that give scientists the clearest ever pictures of the dwarf planet even though they were taken from 147,000 miles away. The pictures were captured by the unmanned Dawn spacecraft, which is expected to enter orbit around the small rock planet March 6.

The pictures have a 30 percent higher resolution than those taken in 2003 and 2004 by the Hubble Space Telescope from 150 million miles away, a NASA press release said. But the pictures will only get better as Dawn moves closer to Ceres, the only dwarf planet in the asteroid belt between Mars and Ju...

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