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Dawn’s Close-Up Photos of Sodium Carbonate Deposits on Ceres

Dawn is now in its final orbit at Ceres, and it has a shockingly-low periapsis of 35 kilometers. For some perspective, SpaceShipTwo’s most recent flight achieved a peak altitude of 34.9 kilometers.

The photos the team captured of the bright deposits on Ceres are incredible and worth a few minutes of your time.