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How Do We Terraform Ceres?

It is possible that we could someday transform Ceres, the largest object in the Asteroid Belt, to make it friendly…

3 years ago

NASA Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne to Develop Solar Electric Propulsion for Deep Space Missions

NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to design and develop an advanced solar electric propulsion (SEP) system that will serve as…

3 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…

4 years ago

Dawn Unveils New Bright Features on Ceres in Striking Close-Ups

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has unveiled a new patch of intriguing bright features in the most recent series of striking close-up…

4 years ago

What is the Asteroid Belt?

In the 18th century, observations made of all the known planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) led astronomers…

4 years ago

The Dwarf Planet Ceres

Located in the Solar System's Main Asteroid Belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, is the dwarf planet Ceres,…

4 years ago

Mysterious Bright Spots and Pyramidal Mountain Star in Dawn’s Daunting Flyover of Ceres: Video

https://youtu.be/Inc9BtRip04 Video caption: Take a tour of weird Ceres! Visit a 2-mile-deep crater and a 4-mile-tall mountain in the video…

4 years ago

First Hubble and Now Dawn Have Seen This White Spot on Ceres. What is it?

There’s a big white spot on Ceres and we don’t know what it is. We’ve known about the white spot…

5 years ago

Amazingly Detailed New Maps of Asteroid Vesta

Vesta is one of the largest asteroids in the Solar System. Comprising 9% of the mass in the Asteroid Belt,…

5 years ago

Herschel Discovers Water Vapor Spewing from Ceres

With the Dawn spacecraft now heading towards the dwarf planet/asteroid Ceres, the mission has suddenly gotten even more intriguing. The…

6 years ago