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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

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…

4 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…

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

Dawn Does Dramatic Fly Over of Ceres, Enters Lower Mapping Orbit: Video

https://youtu.be/uSaLVAl-ObY Video caption: This new video animation of Ceres was created from images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft at altitudes…

5 years ago

Curiosity Captures First Ever Asteroid Images from Mars Surface

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has caught the first image of asteroids taken from the surface of Mars on April 20,…

6 years ago

Comets Could Arise Closer To Earth, Study Suggests

There's a potential "cometary graveyard" of inactive comets in our solar system wandering between Mars and Jupiter, a new Colombian…

6 years ago

Dawn’s Vestan Endeavour Exceptionally Exciting near End of Year-Long Super Science Survey

Image Caption: Divalia Fossa equatorial trough at Vesta pictured in side by side images showing apparent brightness and topography. The…

7 years ago

Dawn gets Big Science Boost at Best Vesta Mapping Altitude

[/caption] NASA’s Dawn mission is getting a whopping boost in science observing time at the closest orbit around Asteroid Vesta…

8 years ago