Dawn Makes It To Ceres

Dawn Makes It To Ceres

NASA’s probe dawn approach to Ceres is happening now. The JPL NASA team is directing the Dawn space probe to the asteroid belt [dwarf] planet Ceres. JPL released the following picture Dawn took at 383, 000 km as the probe gets close to Ceres.

The JPL team said they expect to place the space probe into Ceres orbit around March 6, 2015.

Ceres is in orbit around the sun at the asteoid belt. Dawn is the first space probe launched to study Ceres.

The following animated GIF image shows the rotation of Ceres.

Dawn approach

Dawn approach to Ceres – animated, JPL – NASA

Source: JPL – NASA

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