Dwarf planet Ceres is NASA's latest object of fascination, sporting mysterious bright spots and a surface marked with endless craters.
Ceres comes into sharper focus as the Dawn mission settles into an up-close study of the dwarf planet's craters and mysterious bright spots.
Dawn has taken the closest pictures yet of the dwarf planet and started to illuminate the nature of its most glaring mystery.
Dawn's first color map of Ceres shows the dwarf planet's mottled surface hints at a vibrant and active past.
It's a real-life mystery cliffhanger. We've come up with a list of possible reasons a large crater on the biggest object in the asteroid belt looks lit up like a Christmas tree.
The latest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveal a second mysterious bright spot on the surface of Ceres. Perhaps it's a giant Ceresian welcome sign?
NASA's Dawn mission is closing in on Ceres, and it's looking ahead to getting a better gander at craters and mysterious spots on the the dwarf planet's surface.
At a resolution of just 27p, images captured by the Dawn probe as it approaches Ceres are the most detailed of the dwarf planet to date.
The unmanned Messenger probe has completed its Mercury mission, going out with a bang.
Images taken by NASA's Messenger spacecraft and released in the probe's final days use colour to reveal the mineral composition of Mercury's surface.