The bright spots of Ceres
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The bright spots of Ceres

The Dawn Mission Is Finding Lots of Info About Dwarf Planet Ceres

The Dawn Mission is NASA's first mission to orbit 2 objects. Dawn launched on 2007 and is currently studying the dwarf planet Ceres. It discovered what Ceres' bright spots were, for example (ice).
Dawn also orbited giant protoplanet Vesta. NASA hopes that 'by studying both these two distinct bodies with the same complement of instruments on the same spacecraft, the Dawn mission hopes to compare the different evolutionary path each took as well as create a picture of the early solar system overall.'
A close-up of Ceres
A close-up of Ceres
Ceres close-up
Ceres close-up
“Dawn is the first mission of NASA to orbit 2 objects.”
Ceres from afar
Ceres from afar
Ceres' bright spots
Ceres' bright spots
Ceres
Ceres
Ceres' surface
Ceres' surface