Scientists’ excitement grows as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft just days away from Ceres

March 3, 2015 12:12 PM

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Scientists’ excitement grows as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft just days away from Ceres

The stunning images keep pouring in as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft draws ever closer to the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres and its bright, glowing spot — or spots.

Dawn is nearing its second and last stop after orbiting the asteroid Vesta back in 2012. The spacecraft is preparing to enter orbit of Ceres on March 6, where it will circle the 600-mile-wide giant asteroid for months collecting scientific data and hopefully answering the mystery of the bright spot ...

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