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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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  Dawn's new home: Dwarf Planet Ceres
We've Arrived...
Dawn's new home:
Dwarf Planet Ceres

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  Ion Propulsion Infographic
Meeting the ambitious objectives of NASA's Dawn mission would be impossible without its futuristic, hyper-efficient ion propulsion system.

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Change of Address
Dwarf Planet Ceres
Main Asteroid Melt
Solar System

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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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  uncropped images of dwarf planet Ceres taken on Feb. 19, 2015
NASA's Dawn spacecraft took these images of dwarf planet Ceres from about 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometers) away on Feb. 25, 2015.

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  Animated gif of Ceres Jan 25, 2015
Zoomed-in version of Ceres in Half Shadow

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