A full rotation of Ceres as seen by the Dawn mission

The dwarf planet Ceres spins on its axis in this animation compiled from 27 images from the Dawn spacecraft, which will enter orbit around Ceres on March 6. These images were snapped from roughly 26,000 miles (47,000 km) on February 19. They show impact craters, including some fairly recent ones that may have exposed ice below the surface, as well as two mysterious bright spots on the floor of a crater. This sequence shows almost a full turn, which takes about 9.5 hours. [NASA/JPL/Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA]

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