Ceres

Brightest ‘Spot’ on Ceres is Likely a Cryovolcano

The bright regions on the dwarf planet Ceres have been some of the most talked about features in planetary science…

5 years ago

Ceres Provides First Detection Of Life’s Building Blocks In Asteroid Belt

A new study by an international team of scientists uses data provided by the Dawn probe to show that conditions…

5 years ago

Ice, Ice Everywhere, says New Study on Ceres

A series of new studies show that Ceres is a lot more icy than previously thought, which also points towards…

5 years ago

Soar Over Ceres With New Images From the Dawn Spacecraft

There’s one thing that could mean the end of the Dawn mission: if the hydrazine fuel for its maneuvering thruster…

5 years ago

Phenomenal New View of Ceres ‘Lonely Mountain’ Reveals Signs of Volcanic Activity

An amazing new view of Ceres' Ahuna Mons reveals it as a towering volcanic dome likely composed of salty mud.…

5 years ago

Large Impact Craters on Ceres Have Gone Missing

Scientists have found a bit of a mystery at the dwarf planet Ceres. In the rough and tumble environment of…

5 years ago

NASA Approves New Horizons Extended KBO Mission, Keeps Dawn at Ceres

In an ‘Independence Day’ gift to a slew of US planetary research scientists, NASA has granted approval to nine ongoing…

5 years ago

Landslides and Bright Craters on Ceres Revealed in Marvelous New Images from Dawn

Now in orbit for just over a year at dwarf planet Ceres, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft continues to astound us with…

5 years ago

Best NASA Images Yet Of Ceres’ Brightest Spot

New images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveal spectacular new details in Ceres' intriguing "bright spots".

6 years ago

The Bright Spots on Ceres are Blinking

All right, maybe not blinking like a flashlight (or a beacon on the tippity-top of a communication tower—don't even start that…

6 years ago