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Ceres as seen by Dawn spacecraft

Two bright patches on the dwarf planet Ceres, seen in this image from the Dawn spacecraft, might result from ice volcanoes.

Nix and Hydra orbiting Pluto

Nix and Hydra (diamonds) circle Pluto and Charon (center) in an image taken by New Horizons on February 8. The image on the right has been processed to make the moons easier to see.

Ceres as seen by Dawn spacecraft February 12, 2015

The Dawn spacecraft captured two sides of Ceres in this pair of images taken 10 hours apart when the probe was 83,000 kilometers from the dwarf planet.

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