As this stunning series of observations from NASA's Dawn mission shows, sunlight is returning to Ceres' surface, allowing the spacecraft its first view of the tiny planet after being hidden in its shadow for more than a month.
Unexpected bright spots discovered on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres may be plumes of ice blasting out into space.
NASA's Dawn probe arrived at Ceres, becoming the first spacecraft ever to orbit a dwarf planet.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is about to make its second and final stop during its exploration of the asteroid belt and it is already returning some stunning images that are creating more questions than answers.
As NASA's Dawn mission slowly spirals in on its dwarf planet target, Ceres' alien landscape is becoming sharper by the day.
As Ceres and Pluto slowly come into view, take a look back at what we thought these worlds would look like up close.
NASA's Dawn probe is slowly closing in on its final destination and new observations of the dwarf planet Ceres are revealing a fascinatingly complex little world.
New features on Ceres' icy surface are popping into view as NASA's Dawn spacecraft slowly spirals in on its final celestial target in the asteroid belt.
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