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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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NASA maps out all icy craters on Ceres

A long-held suspicion appears to be confirmed, as permanently shadowed regions have been found on the dwarf planet Ceres—meaning these areas could potentially be billion-year-old traps for water ice, according to NASA. “The conditions on Ceres are right for accumulating deposits of water ice,” said Norbert Schorghofer, a Dawn guest investigator at the University of […]

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Latest NASA images showcase first cloud spotted on Pluto

Researchers analyzing an image captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft shortly after it made its closest approach to Pluto have discovered what could be the first-ever cloud located in the dwarf planet’s atmosphere, the US space agency announced earlier this week. The image, captured by the probe on July 14, 2015, was obtained at a […]

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