8 Surprising Things We Might Find On Ceres

Who knows what might be lurking on this weird, tiny space rock
Ceres' Bright Spots

When NASA’s Dawn mission gets to Ceres on March 6, it’ll be our first up-close look at a dwarf planet. The spacecraft will spend the next year or so orbiting this big rock, snapping photos, scanning its interior, and trying to make sense of how planets form. Scientists don’t really know what we’ll find there. Up until recently, the image at right was our best picture of Ceres.

Click through the gallery below to see what we might find as Ceres comes into focus.