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Jun 23, 2015 08:54 AM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
May 28, 2015 05:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is beginning to get up-close and personal with dwarf planet Ceres, as this latest image shows.
May 12, 2015 07:12 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Apr 27, 2015 12:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Apr 16, 2015 04:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Mar 18, 2015 01:14 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Unexpected bright spots discovered on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres may be plumes of ice blasting out into space.
Mar 6, 2015 10:30 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA's Dawn probe arrived at Ceres, becoming the first spacecraft ever to orbit a dwarf planet.
Mar 3, 2015 03:18 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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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