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Latest Images of Ceres Show Its Bright Spot Is Actually Twins!

25 Feb 2015, 22:32 UTC
Latest Images of Ceres Show Its Bright Spot Is Actually Twins!
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Here’s your weekly Ceres update! The dwarf planet’s features are coming into better and better focus for the approaching Dawn spacecraft, which will be captured by Ceres’ gravity on March 6. The image above is yet another “best-ever” of Ceres (as will be each one we see now), captured on Feb. 19, 2015, from a distance of […]

Image of Ceres captured by Dawn on Feb. 19, 2015.
Here’s your weekly Ceres update! The dwarf planet’s features are coming into better and better focus for the approaching Dawn spacecraft, which will be captured by Ceres’ gravity on March 6. The image above is yet another “best-ever” of Ceres (as will be each one we see now), captured on Feb. 19, 2015, from a distance of about 29,000 miles (46,000 km).
This was one of a trio of images from Dawn released today. The others can be seen below, including one that shows the intriguing bright spot that has been observed for over a decade.

Image of Ceres captured by Dawn on Feb. 19, 2015.
Image of Ceres captured by Dawn on Feb. 19, 2015 showing the source of a previously-observed bright region
The image directly above shows the bright spot ...

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