See how NASA's Dawn spacecraft will visit the asteroids Vesta and Ceres in this SPACE.com infographic.

Back in July of the space probe Dawn arrived at the asteroid Vesta. Now, it heads toward the dwarf planet Ceres to enter its orbit on March

Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft that…

Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft that cre.

Dawn Probe Orbits Dwarf Planet Ceres: Full Coverage

Dwarf Planet Ceres: Biggest in the Asteroid Belt (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

Vesta: Shadows of the North    The shadowy outlines of the terrain in Vesta's northern region are visible in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Shadows of the North

The shadowy outlines of the terrain in Vesta's northern region are visible in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The image comes from the last sequence of images Dawn obtained of the giant asteroid Vesta as it departed the giant asteroid Sept.

Photos: Asteroid Vesta and NASA's Dawn Spacecraft | Asteroids & Comets | Vesta: Second Largest Asteroid, NASA Dawn Mission | Space.com

Vesta in PerspectiveCredit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLAThe giant asteroid Vesta is shown here as the smallest body among other similar bodies in the solar system: Mars, Mercury, Earth's moon and the dwarf planet Ceres.

Dawn arrived at the giant asteroid Vesta in 2011 and spent 14 months orbiting and studying the protoplanet. Vesta is the third largest object in the asteroid belt.

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Maps the Surface of Ceres

Vesta seen by the Dawn spacecraft. Dawn arrived at the giant asteroid Vesta in 2001 and spent 14 months orbiting and studying the proto-planet. Vesta is the third largest object in the asteroid belt.

How the Dawn Spacecraft Was Developed

How the Dawn Spacecraft Was Built and Developed to Explore Vesta and Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has entered an approach phase in which it will continue to close in on Ceres, a Texas-sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft. Dawn launched in 2007 and is scheduled to enter Ceres orbit in March

NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet  NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at about 4:39 a.m. PST (7:39 a.m. EST) Friday.

Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

Ceres at Dawn - Take One The slim crescent of Ceres smiles back as the dwarf planet awaits the arrival of an emissary from Earth. This image was taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on March just.

Meteorite slices ~ These colorful images are of thin slices of meteorites viewed through a polarizing microscope. Part of the group classified as HED meteorites for their mineral content (Howardite, Eucrite, Diogenite), they likely fell to Earth from 4 Vesta, the mainbelt asteroid currently being explored by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft.

Meteorite slices ~ These colorful images are of thin slices of meteorites viewed through a polarizing microscope. Part of the group classified as HED.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. This animation of the dwarf planet Ceres was made by combining images taken by the Dawn spacecraft on January 25, 2015.

A NASA spacecraft en-route to the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter returned its sharpest images yet of its target, the dwarf planet Ceres.

Dawn spacecraft captures a sunlit Ceres on cam

Dawn spacecraft captures a sunlit Ceres on cam

Dwarf planet Ceres rotates in space in latest Dawn image (Wired UK)

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