Posts Tagged ‘occator crater’

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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Scientists discover geothermal activity on Ceres

Using data from NASA’s Dawn probe, scientists have discovered evidence of geothermal activity on Ceres, the largest object in the Solar System’s asteroid belt. The NASA’s probe’s visible and infrared mapping spectrometer allowed the researcher to identify a high concentration of carbonate minerals indicative of geothermal activity within Ceres’ Occator Crater, according to the team’s […]

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