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In March of 2015, NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres, the first of the smaller class of planets to be discovered and the closest to Earth.

Artist rendition of Dawn spacecraft heading to Ceres
Artist concept of Ceres heading toward dwarf planet Ceres. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    Comparison of other asteroids with Ceres

Ceres in comparison to other asteroids.
Credit: Composite of images captured by NASA missions and Hubble Space Telescope

    Comparison of other asteroids with Ceres

Comparing water worlds Credit:Julie Castillo-Rogez, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Comparison of other asteroids with Ceres
Ceres: Gatekeeper to the History of Water in the Middle Solar System