Dawn Spacecraft Sees Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has just returned its first photo of the dwarf planet Ceres, taken from 1.2 million kilometers away. Discovered on January 1, 1801 by the Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi, Ceres is the largest body in the main asteroid belt. It is about 950 kilometers in diameter and has an apparent magnitude that can [...] —> Read More Here


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