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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…

3 months 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…

11 months 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…

12 months ago

Ceres Has Even More Organic Molecules on it Than Previously Thought

According to a new study from Brown University, it appears Ceres has more organic molecules on its surface than previously…

1 year ago

Wow! Asteroid/Dwarf Planet Ceres Once had an Ocean?

Two new studies produced by the Dawn mission team have shown that the protoplanet may have once had an ocean,…

2 years ago

Dawn Gets Right in Between the Sun and Ceres and Takes this Video

Using data provided by the Dawn probe, which now orbits between Ceres and the Sun (at opposition), NASA has created…

2 years ago

Ceres Prank Lands Bart Simpson In Detention For Eternity

Researchers studying landslide on the surface of Ceres have noticed one with a distinctly Bart Simpson-like appearance.

2 years ago

Confirmed: Ceres Has a Transient Atmosphere

Sometimes they see it, sometimes they don’t. That’s why scientists have never been completely sure if Ceres has an atmosphere…

2 years ago

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…

3 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…

3 years ago