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Shadows of the North

Vesta: Shadows of the North The shadowy outlines of the terrain in Vesta's northern region are visible in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

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from nytimes.com

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Maps the Surface of Ceres

from Engadget

Dawn spacecraft captures a sunlit Ceres on cam

This animation shows the north pole of dwarf planet Ceres as seen by the Dawn spacecraft on April Dawn was at a distance of miles kilometres) when its framing camera took these images. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

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Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres! The Dawn spacecraft has made history. It has become the first mission to visit a dwarf planet when it successfully slipped into Ceres’ orbit this morning. 3/6/15 Ceres is seen from NASA's Dawn spacecraft on March 1, just a few days before the mission achieved orbit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

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NASA’s Dawn probe has left the asteroid Vesta to begin a new journey to the dwarf planet Ceres. While Vesta is still classified as an asteroid, many astronomers consider it bordering on dwarf planet status.

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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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NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has scudded smoothly through the solar system for 7-1/2 years on its enormous wing-like solar panels. On Friday at roughly 7:20 a.m. ET, it will slip into orbit around a mini-planet named Ceres, which lies in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

from nytimes.com

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Maps the Surface of Ceres

Dawn has made a long spiral through the inner solar system, flying by Mars and visiting the protoplanet Vesta. The spacecraft entered orbit around Ceres in March.

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from USA TODAY

NASA 'exhilarated' as Dawn orbits mini-planet Ceres

Mar 6 NASA's Dawn spacecraft goes into orbit around Ceres