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Occator Crater, home of Ceres' intriguing brightest areas, is prominently featured in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.

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Dawn probe captures best-ever images of Ceres

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Dawn orbits Ceres successfully

Ceres continues to baffle astronomers as the Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the dwarf planet. This image was taken by the Dawn spacecraft of dwarf planet Ceres on 19 February from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 km). It shows that the brightest spot on Ceres has a dimmer companion, which apparently lies in the same basin

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Can you solve Ceres' bright spots mystery from this latest image?

Nasa scientists say the haze, which was spotted by the Dawn spacecraft more than once, can be seen on the dwarf planet at certain times of day. It may indicate the presence of ice, Nasa claims.

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Here's Our First Ever Look At The North And South Poles Of Ceres

Composite images of Ceres’ north (left) and south (right) poles, taken by the Dawn spacecraft between Aug. 17 and Oct. from an altitude of 915 miles kilometers).


Pictures of the day: 5 September 2012

This image taken by the NASA Dawn spacecraft shows the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta. After spending a year examining Vesta, Dawn is poised to depart and head to another asteroid, Ceres, where it will arrive in 2015. Picture: NASA/AP

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The alien spots of Ceres revealed in unprecedented detail

This image, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Cer...