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Animation shows the north pole of dwarf planet Ceres
This animated sequence of images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows northern terrain on the sunlit side of dwarf planet Ceres.

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  Still image of Ceres taken April 15
The bright feature called "spot 5" by the Dawn science team—actually two bright spots close together— rotates into view at right in this OpNav 7 still image.

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  Animation shows the north pole of dwarf planet Ceres
This animation shows the north pole of dwarf planet Ceres as seen by the Dawn spacecraft on April 10, 2015.

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  VIR images of Ceres
These images, from Dawn's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR), highlight two regions on Ceres containing bright spots.

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map-projected view of Ceres
This map-projected view of Ceres was created from images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its initial approach to the dwarf planet, prior to being captured into orbit in March 2015.

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  Dawn's new home: Dwarf Planet Ceres
This animation gives a three-dimensional view of Dawn's complex approach to Ceres.

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  uncropped images of dwarf planet Ceres taken on Feb. 19, 2015
Following the image sequence in which this view was acquired, the Dawn spacecraft slipped over to the dark side -- that is, the far side of Ceres with respect to the sun.

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  uncropped images of dwarf planet Ceres taken on Feb. 19, 2015
The slim crescent of Ceres smiles back as the dwarf planet awaits the arrival of an emissary from Earth.

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Destination Ceres: Breakfast at Dawn

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  These images of dwarf planet Ceres, processed to enhance clarity, were taken on Feb. 19, 2015
Destination Dwarf Planet: Dawn Approaches Ceres

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Ceres rotates in this sped-up movie comprised of images taken by NASA's Dawn mission during its approach to the dwarf planet.

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  These images of dwarf planet Ceres, processed to enhance clarity, were taken on Feb. 19, 2015
This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres, the most massive body in the asteroid belt.

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uncropped images of dwarf planet Ceres taken on Feb. 19, 2015
This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres (lower right).

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  Animated gif of Ceres Jan 25, 2015
The surface of Ceres is covered with craters of many shapes and sizes, as seen in this mosaic of the dwarf planet.

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  Animated gif of Ceres Jan 25, 2015
The surface of Ceres is covered with craters of many shapes and sizes, as seen in this new animation of a map of the dwarf planet's surface.

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  These images of dwarf planet Ceres, processed to enhance clarity, were taken on Feb. 19, 2015
Some might see a pancake, and others a sand dollar, in this new image from NASA's Dawn mission.

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