Dawn is currently spiraling toward Ceres, and will be entering its third orbit, three times closer than its previous one, in mid-August. Positioned a mere 900 miles over the dwarf planet’s surface, Dawn will continue to take images and collect spectral data, hopefully unraveling the origin of those winking bright spots, and teaching us more about this strange little world’s past. Stay tuned!

[JPL News]

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