NASA’s Spacecraft Dawn captures high-resolution images of the icy Ceres from 21,000 miles away

April 18, 2015 5:37 PM

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After orbiting the celestial dwarf planet Ceres for a long period of time, NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft has sent out informative photos of the planet from the sun-drenched North Pole. On April 10th the spacecraft has come into view from the dark side of the planet and went to the sunny side and thus had been able to capture the vastly illuminating photographs from approximately 21,000 miles away.

The images transmitted puts attention on the striking of “crescent” shape to science and our culture. The crescent is a vastly familiar icon when it comes to astronomy, generally known as the signature element of the Nebra Sky Disc, a 4,000 year old representation of the space.

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