Recent Image of the Asteroid Ceres Captured

December 6, 2014 3:33 PM

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There has been a 976 kilometers wide main belt asteroid planet 1 Ceres has been noticed by the approaching Dawn Spacecraft from a distance of 1.2 million kilometers on 1st December 2014. Dawn initiates its approach phase towards Ceres on 26th of this month and will arrive at ceres on the March 2015.

There are test images captured and at the moment, 1 Ceres only appears at 9 pixels which is perfect for a far-perfect camera calibration.

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