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Dawn Begins Observations

26 Jan 2015, 16:54 UTC
Dawn Begins Observations
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The Dawn spacecraft is approaching Ceres and has begun observations, including this first animation. Ceres is a dwarf planet that resides within the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter and is the last unexplored spherical body (that we know of) that resides within the orbit of Neptune.
Earlier observations by the Herschel Infrared Space Observatory have [...]

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