Main Asteroid Belt

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

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…

6 years ago

Mission to Metal World Takes a Big Step Forward with Thruster Test

Engineers at NASA's Glenn Research Center have just conducted a crucial test of the thruster that will take the Psyche…

7 years ago

New Study Says Primordial Asteroid Belt was Empty

A new study by a team from the University of Bordeaux has turned the Asteroid Belt's origins on its head,…

7 years ago

NASA Announces Missions to Explore Early Solar System

NASA has announced the two missions that will make up Discovery 13 and 14, both of which are robotic missions…

8 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…

8 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…

9 years ago

Dawn Starts Steep Descent to Most Dazzling Orbit of Ceres

The most dazzling views ever seen of dwarf planet Ceres and its mysterious bright spots are what’s on tap by…

9 years ago

Scientists Tantalized as Dawn Yields Global Mineral and Topographic Maps of Ceres

Slowly but surely the mysteries of dwarf planet Ceres are being peeled back layer by layer as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft…

9 years ago