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NASA has launched a mission called Dawn, which will go into an orbit around Ceres in 2015. The spacecraft carries scientific instruments that will look at the dwarf planet's surface features. Dawn will also try and find out what chemicals make up Ceres.

The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC.

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StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A. Whitlock
Responsible NASA Official: Phil Newman

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