Ceres Like the Moon, Mercury

It’s coming up fast.  The March 6th orbital injection of the Dawn spacecraft about the dwarf planet Ceres is set to be an incredible event.  The latest photos show a much more detailed Ceres that we have seen previously.

 

The newest images reveal that Ceres is a rocky, cratered world, not unlike the Moon or Mercury.  Still, we have yet to determine the origins of the bright spots on the surface.

Just over two weeks from now the world will see an unmasked Ceres.

 

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