New Findings From NASA’s Dawn Mission at Dwarf Planet Ceres


Originally published on Dec 13, 2017

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.

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Dawn, Mission to the Asteroid Belt (HD) – Narrated by *Leonard Nimoy


By: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Originally Published on Feb 27, 2015

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 .

* Leonard Nimoy passed away this past friday Feb, 27th, 2015. He will be missed. RIP.

Astronaut Terry W. Virts () tweeted a wonderful tribute aboard the International Space Station (ISS) heres a link to the Tweet 

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