Ceres is notoriously dark, but a colour camera aboard Dawn snapped this sequence of a cratered region in the asteroid's northern hemisphere. At the centre is a true-colour view showing its dark surface. At the top is a black-and-white version processed to
Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is finally getting its close-up. NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrived in March, and is now taking photographs from as close as 4,400 kilometres above the asteroid's surface.
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