Two new studies produced by the Dawn mission team have shown that the protoplanet may have once had an ocean, the remnants of which are likely in its interior today.
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Using data provided by the Dawn probe, which now orbits between Ceres and the Sun (at opposition), NASA has created a new movie of the protoplanet
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Researchers studying landslide on the surface of Ceres have noticed one with a distinctly Bart Simpson-like appearance.
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Sometimes they see it, sometimes they don’t. That’s why scientists have never been completely sure if Ceres has an atmosphere or not. But now data from the Dawn spacecraft — in orbit of Ceres — confirms the dwarf planet really does have a very weak atmosphere, but it comes and goes. The on-again-off-again nature of […]
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The bright regions on the dwarf planet Ceres have been some of the most talked about features in planetary science in recent years. While data from the Dawn spacecraft has shown these bright areas are salt deposits (alas, not lights of an alien city), the question remained of how these salts reached the surface. Researchers […]
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A new study by an international team of scientists uses data provided by the Dawn probe to show that conditions favorable to life could exist on Ceres
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A series of new studies show that Ceres is a lot more icy than previously thought, which also points towards there being liquid water beneath its surface.
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The Asteroid Belt, which rests between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, orbits our Sun at a distance of 3.2 to 4.2 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun
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There’s one thing that could mean the end the Dawn mission: if the hydrazine fuel for its maneuvering thruster system runs out. Now, engineers for the Dawn mission have figured out a way to save on this fuel while still sending Dawn to a new science orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. They are effectively […]
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