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

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Ceres' Haulani Crater is shown in these views from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. These views reveal variations in the region's brightness, mineralogy and temperature at infrared wavelengths.

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from Mashable

Spacecraft Orbits Protoplanet in Asteroid Belt, a First [INFOGRAPHIC]

Spacecraft Orbits Protoplanet in Asteroid Belt, a First For more information about our #Solar #System, check us out: http://astronomyisawesome.com/solar-systems/what-solar-system-are-we-in/

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This image obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta.

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres on June 6, 2015, from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers). Image released June 10, 2015

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In this image of the giant asteroid Vesta obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, numerous impact craters illustrate the asteroid's violent youth. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

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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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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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This image, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows dwarf planet Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers). The image, with a resolution of 1,400 feet (410 meters) per pixel, was taken on June 6, 2015.

from Washington Post

Spacecraft Dawn has arrived at Ceres, one of solar system’s last unexplored planets

Ceres rotates in this sped-up movie comprised of images taken by NASA's Dawn mission during its approach to the dwarf planet. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

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