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The glowing 'spots' of Ceres up close

Ceres' Haulani Crater, with a diameter of 21 miles (34 kilometers), shows evidence of landslides from its crater rim. This image was made using data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft when it was in its high-altitude mapping orbit, at a distance of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers) from Ceres.

Dwarf Planets of Our Solar System (Infographic) by Karl Tate In 2006 the organization responsible for classifying celestial bodies, the International Astronomical Union, decided that a new class of objects was needed. The solar system's erratic ninth planet, Pluto, was assigned to the new “dwarf planet” category along with four other bodies, all tinier than Earth’s moon. Some astronomers expect there may be as many as 50 dwarf planets in the solar system.

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft has captured its first images of the dwarf planet Ceres. According to Space Flight Insider, Dawn was launched back in September of 2007

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NASA released new images Monday of the dwarf planet Ceres that hint at crater-like structures on the surface. The images of Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are. As bizarre as that sentence sounds, that's the ...

Ceres Bright Spots Seen Closer Than Ever

This image of Ceres is part of a sequence taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 16, 2015, from a distance of 4,500 miles (7,200 kilometers). Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Could the Dwarf Planet Ceres Support Life? by Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | 12/22/14 The dwarf planet Ceres, also the largest asteroid in the solar system, is seen here in an amazing view from the Hubble Space Telescope. In March 2015, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is expected to enter orbit around Ceres to study the object like never before.