January 29, 2016 12:57 pm
Updated: January 29, 2016 2:49 pm

WATCH: NASA lets us explore dwarf planet Ceres

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released animation of a flight over Ceres using images taken from the Dawn spacecraft.


Since we can’ take flight over far-off worlds, NASA’s doing it for us.

NASA’S Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released new colourful animation of a flyby over the dwarf planet Ceres.

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The images were provided by the Dawn spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Ceres since March 2015.

The beautiful animation takes us over craters and an impressive six-kilometre-high mountain called Ahuna Mons.

Ceres is the largest known asteroid in our asteroid belt, which lies between Mars and Jupiter. Before reaching Ceres, Dawn orbited asteroid Vesta in 2011 and 2012.

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