From its orbital perch 2,700 miles above Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned new images of the dwarf planet showing more even more small bright spots inside a 55-mile crater.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is beginning to get up-close and personal with dwarf planet Ceres, as this latest image shows.
This is the closest view of dwarf planet Ceres' cratered surface captured to date -- it's also the most detailed view yet of those mysterious bright dots.
In an effort to further engage Dawn mission fans and to have some fun along the way, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has created a public poll asking what WE think those enigmatic blobs are.
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.
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