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Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres


Dawn spacecraft heading toward Ceres

This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft heading toward the dwarf planet Ceres.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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. Dawn launched in 2007 and is scheduled to enter Ceres orbit in March 2015.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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