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Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft that…

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LOOK: Here Are The 27 Most Mind-Blowing Space Photos Of 2013

How a giant impact formed asteroid Vesta's 'belt' When NASA's Dawn spacecraft visited the asteroid Vesta in it showed that deep grooves that circle the asteroid's equator like a cosmic belt were probably caused by a massive impact on Vesta's south pole.

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Meteorite slices ~ These colorful images are of thin slices of meteorites viewed through a polarizing microscope. Part of the group classified as HED meteorites for their mineral content (Howardite, Eucrite, Diogenite), they likely fell to Earth from 4 Vesta, the mainbelt asteroid currently being explored by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft.

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NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft has captured its first images of the dwarf planet Ceres. According to Space Flight Insider, Dawn was launched back in September of 2007

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft is getting humanity's best view yet of the tiny survivor from the solar system's earliest days. See what we know about the dwarf planet Ceres in this our infographic.

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'Bright Spot' on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion

Contact? ... 'Bright Spot' on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion - NASA - via "Dawn" spacecraft - Feb 19, 2015

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Landslide on Asteroid Vesta ~See Explanation. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available.

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Giant asteroid Vesta 'resembles planet'

The giant asteroid Vesta possesses many features usually associated with rocky planets like Earth, according to data from a Nasa probe.

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Mysterious Ceres Bright Spot Is Double! - NASA's Dawn spacecraft took this image on February 19, 2015, from a distance of 29,000 miles (46,000 km) of Ceres, the largest and most massive object in the asteroid belt. The image reveals that the brightest spot on Ceres has a dimmer companion which appears to share the same basin. Dawn will reach Ceres next Thursday on March 6, 2015

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Ceres Neutron Counts Reflect Hydrogen Abundance

This map shows a portion of the northern hemisphere of Ceres with neutron counting data acquired by the gamma ray and neutron detector (GRaND) instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft.

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NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Maps the Surface of Ceres

Dawn arrived at the giant asteroid Vesta in 2011 and spent 14 months orbiting and studying the protoplanet. Vesta is the third largest object in the asteroid belt.

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Could the Dwarf Planet Ceres Support Life? by Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | 12/22/14 The dwarf planet Ceres, also the largest asteroid in the solar system, is seen here in an amazing view from the Hubble Space Telescope. In March 2015, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is expected to enter orbit around Ceres to study the object like never before.

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft has entered an approach phase in which it will continue to close in on Ceres, a Texas-sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft.

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The dwarf planet Ceres still holds pockets of ice from billions of years ago, new observations by NASA's Dawn spacecraft show.