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At Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft reemerging into the light

At Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft reemerging into the light

It’s almost showtime, Ceres. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has sent back the first images of the dwarf planet after spending about a month approaching from the mysterious little world’s dark side, officials at Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Friday. “They are on the ground,” Dawn’s deputy principal investigator, Carol Raymond, said in an email, adding that the images will be released early next week.   Ceres is one of five dwarf planets in the solar system, and the largest member of the asteroid belt that lies between Mars and Jupiter. Scientists think that studying this icy little world will shed light on the early evolution of our solar system. ...

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