The Dawn spacecraft has reached Ceres on March 6, and it has spent over a month in the dark side of the planet and hence no images have been captured.
This is the high resolution image captured by Dawn and there are more images coming in the following weeks.
The spacecraft has captured the image on April 10 from a distance of 21,000 miles. The image shows the northern region of the dwarf planet Ceres.
The spacecraft is moving towards Ceres from more than two years, before orbiting Ceres it has orbited an asteroid Vesta for 14 months.
Ceres in 590 miles wide and when Dawn orbits the dwarf planet, more complex findings will be witnessed by the scientists.
Dawn is moving closer to Ceres to set itself in the orbit, and once it settles itself in the orbit then it will be 233 miles away from the dwarf planet.
The goal of the project is to capture high resolution images of the Ceres.
On April 23, the spacecraft will enter the first orbit of Ceres which is 8,400 miles above the surface and it will go down to lower layers on May 9.
The mission is $473 million; scientist wants to have a better look at the white spots of Ceres which has puzzled them.
Ceres travels about 250 million miles from the sun, and takes 4.61 Earth years to complete one orbit.
In the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres was the first object to be discovered.
It was discovered by Father Giuseppe Piazzi in 1801, and was believed to be a planet. It was later downgraded to asteroid before being upgraded to dwarf planet in 2006