Fly Over Dwarf Planet Ceres

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NASA has released a dramatic new video of the dwarf planet Ceres.

The black-and-white animation lets viewers fly around the mysterious orb from an altitude of 8,400 miles, compressing the nine-hour Cererian day into 75 seconds. It was assembled from 80 images taken by the space agency’s Dawn spacecraft.

“We used a three-dimensional terrain model that we had produced based on the images acquired so far,” Ralf Jaumann, a Dawn team member with the German Aerospace Center in Berlin, said in a written statement. “They will become increasingly detailed as the mission progresses–with each additional orbit bringing us closer to the surface.”

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