UCLA-led NASA mission provides closest ever look at dwarf planet Ceres

Posted on June 11, 2015

A NASA mission led by UCLA professor Christopher Russell has released new images of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest asteroid between Mars and Jupiter.

The photos were produced by the spacecraft Dawn, which is now observing Ceres from 2,700 miles above its surface; NASA has also produced a one-minute video animation that sheds new light on this mysterious and heavily cratered world.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/ucla-led-nasa-mission-provides-closest-ever-look-at-dwarf-planet-ceres