More than 300 bright spots have been located on the surface of Ceres. Scientists with NASA’s Dawn mission say the bright material indicates the dwarf planet is an active, evolving world.
Produced in 2007, this overview video about NASA’s Dawn mission to giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres was released before the spacecraft’s launch that year. The mission greatly appreciated *Leonard Nimoy’s support and participation. Dawn investigated Vesta in 2011-2012, and will arrive at Ceres March 6, 2015. For more information about Dawn, visit http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/ .
* Leonard Nimoy passed away this past friday Feb, 27th, 2015. He will be missed. RIP.