Dwarf planet Ceres is the largest object in the Solar System's main asteroid belt, with a diameter of about 950 kilometers (590 miles). Ceres is seen here in approximately true color, based on image data from the Dawn spacecraft
recorded on May 4, 2015. On that date, Dawn's orbit stood 13,642 kilometers
above the surface of the small world. Two of Ceres' famous mysterious bright spots at Oxo crater and Haulani crater are near center and center
right of this view. Casting a telltale shadow at the bottom is Ceres'
cone-shaped, lonely mountain Ahuna Mons. Presently some 385 kilometers above the Cerean surface, the ion-propelled
Dawn spacecraft is now returning images from its closest mapping orbit.