Posts Tagged ‘Dwarf Planet Ceres’

NASA releases amazing new images of dwarf planet Ceres

Newly released images captured last month by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft provide the best look yet of the central bright region of Occator Crater and reveal new evidence of the recent geologic activity believed to be responsible for some of the dwarf planet’s unique surface features. According to Gizmodo and Scientific American, the images were taken […]

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What’s inside dwarf planet Ceres? New study has the answer

While photos cannot reveal the interior of the dwarf planet Ceres, scientists have used data on its gravitational effects to determine what the insides of the celestial body might look like. Ceres is the largest object in our Solar System’s asteroid belt and NASA’s Dawn probe entered into orbit around the protoplanet in April of […]

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SwRI-led study shows puzzling paucity of large craters on dwarf planet Ceres

San Antonio TX (SPX) Jul 28, 2016

A team of scientists led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) made a puzzling observation while studying the size and distribution of craters on the dwarf planet Ceres.

Ceres is the largest object in the tumu…

What Are Those Bright Spots On The Dwarf Planet Ceres

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDAGizmodo: There’s Something Surprising Lurking in Ceres’ Mysterious Bright SpotsDwarf planet Ceres’ bright spots are perhaps the strangest of all its features. Now we’re finally in a low-enough altitude to get…

Dawn’s Ion propulsion 10 times more efficient than conventional chemical propulsion

Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 03, 2013

The indefatigable Dawn spacecraft is continuing its extraordinary interplanetary flight on behalf of inquisitive creatures on distant Earth. Progressing ever farther from Vesta, the rocky and rugged world it so recent…

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