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Getting closer! Scientists for the space probe Dawn have released new images of Ceres, the solar system’s largest asteroid.
Some of the images have been combined to produce a very short movie showing the asteroid’s rotation. The images also show that unlike Vesta, Dawn’s previous target, Ceres appears very spherical, like a planet.