Sunday, 7 December 2014

Dawn space probe gets best look yet at Ceres

The Dawn spacecraft has lifted the veil on another corner of the Solar System by taking its best image yet of the dwarf planet Ceres. The nine-pixel-wide image was taken from a distance of 740,000 mi (1.2 million km) from Ceres as part of the final calibration of Dawn's science camera as the unmanned probe approaches the 590 mi (950 km) wide planetoid, which it will rendezvous with and orbit in March of next year... Continue Reading Dawn space probe gets best look yet at Ceres

Section: Space

Tags: Asteroid, Ceres, Dawn, Dwarf planet, Hubble, Mars, NASA, Solar System, Spacecraft

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