Flight Over Dwarf Planet Ceres

Flight Over Dwarf Planet Ceres

Take a flight over dwarf planet Ceres in this video made with images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. The simulated flyover was made by the mission’s camera team at Germany’s national aeronautics and space research center (DLR).

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20 Responses

  1. Vinny Naro says:

    ok, now how about a surface rover probe to examine the ‘salt’ spots?

  2. Matt Horkan says:

    This video makes me want a bethesda RPG on ceres.

  3. PinkChucky15 says:

    Beautiful video :-)

  4. TenThirty-Two says:

    *It’s a fake background too lol*

  5. Casey Benn says:

    Its not actual video/film. Its a 3D rendering from topological data. We
    couldn’t fly a craft around it and just shoot video that easily. We will
    probably start sending probes with the capability to get streaming video
    soon but this is just a recreation based on scans and photographs that use
    topography to recreate the shape which is pretty close but suffers some
    resolution and lighting tradeoffs. Fun none the less.

  6. skylilly1 says:


  7. John H says:

    is this real or computer??

  8. Skyler “Yarr” Faybrick says:

    Draco, Ceres

  9. mondellomusic says:

    Where’s the angry kid with the ruined arpeggio?

  10. thf adhd says:

    so this is a fake video. more of Nasa’s elaborate magination

  11. Carlos Rodriguez says:

    It looks fake!!!

  12. Carlos Moran says:

    warframe irl

  13. Herpidus Derpicus says:

    Why couldn’t they just use a video camera? Would it get fried by solar wind
    or something?

  14. onjoFilms says:

    I saw something.

  15. Viva La Internet says:

    disappointed thought it was a real fly over

  16. jknochel76 says:

    too bad space is fake:(

  17. klutz395 says:

    NASA is probably the coolest government agency

  18. Alex Acosta says:


  19. JeRic says:

    Can we GoogleEarth moon then?

  20. klutz395 says:

    All these idiots on here exclaiming that it looks fake. Well no fucking
    shit! They say that it’s computer simulation as soon as the video starts.
    This is just a 3D model with a patchwork of photos. It’s like Google Earth