Ceres

Ice Deposits on Ceres Might Only Be a Few Thousand Years Old

The dwarf planet Ceres has some permanently dark craters that hold ice. Astronomers thought the ice was ancient when they…

7 days ago

A Hypervelocity Experiment Mimics the Surface Conditions of Ceres

It might be oxymoronic to say that the more we find out about something, the more mysterious it becomes. But…

6 months ago

Astronomers Find a Group of Water-rich Asteroids

If you've ever been at sea or visited a seacoast, you probably looked out at the vast expanse of ocean…

1 year ago

Ceres Probably Formed Farther out in the Solar System and Migrated Inward

When Sicilian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi spotted Ceres in 1801, he thought it was a planet. Astronomers didn't know about asteroids…

2 years ago

A Habitat at Ceres Could be the Gateway to the Outer Solar System

A new proposal from the inventor of the E-sail shows how we could create an Earth-like space habitat around Ceres,…

3 years ago

It’s Starting to Look Like Ceres is an Ocean World, Too

A new and thorough analysis of high-resolution images and data from NASA’s Dawn mission have now provided fresh insights into…

4 years ago

How Do We Settle on Ceres?

How might humanity go about establishing a colony on Ceres, the largest object in the Main Asteroid Belt?

4 years ago

Ceres is a Strange Place, Including a Volcanic Peak 4,000 Meters High Made From Bubbling Salt Water, Mud and Rock

Ceres, at almost 1,000 km (620 miles) in diameter, is the largest body in the asteroid belt. Between 2015 and…

5 years ago

Ceres Rolled Over at Some Point in the Past

According to a new study from the Planetary Science Institute, Ceres poles reoriented sometime in the past, which bolsters the…

6 years ago

Ice Volcanoes on Ceres are Still Actively Blasting out Material

In science, one discovery often leads to more questions and mysteries. That's certainly true of the ice volcanoes on the…

6 years ago