Dawn has taken the closest pictures yet of the dwarf planet and started to illuminate the nature of its most glaring mystery.
Ceres comes into sharper focus as the Dawn mission settles into an up-close study of the dwarf planet's craters and mysterious bright spots.
Dawn's first color map of Ceres shows the dwarf planet's mottled surface hints at a vibrant and active past.
The Dawn space probe will take a much closer look at Ceres' mystery lights now that it is in orbit around the protoplanet.
The latest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveal a second mysterious bright spot on the surface of Ceres. Perhaps it's a giant Ceresian welcome sign?
NASA's Dawn mission is closing in on Ceres, and it's looking ahead to getting a better gander at craters and mysterious spots on the the dwarf planet's surface.
The Martian surface displays colors other than just red in this beautiful image just released by the European Space Agency.
When asteroid 2004 BL86 passed near Earth on January 26, it wasn't alone. A small moon came along for the ride.
At a resolution of just 27p, images captured by the Dawn probe as it approaches Ceres are the most detailed of the dwarf planet to date.
You don't have to duck, but a good-sized asteroid will make a fairly close flyby of Earth at the end of the month.