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Dwarf planet Ceres reveals surface secrets in NASA color map

Dawn's first color map of Ceres shows the dwarf planet's mottled surface hints at a vibrant and active past.

By April 13, 2015

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NASA's Dawn gazes at Ceres' sunlit north pole

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.

By April 17, 2015

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NASA's Dawn mission seeks Ceres' secrets (pictures)

Dwarf planet Ceres is NASA's latest object of fascination, sporting mysterious bright spots and a surface marked with endless craters.

9 Images By April 17, 2015

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8 possible explanations for those bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres

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.

By March 4, 2015

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Sharper images of dwarf-planet Ceres show strange bright spots

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.

By February 18, 2015

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Whaa? Now there's a second bright light on dwarf planet Ceres

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?

By February 27, 2015

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NASA's Dawn gets its best glimpse yet of dwarf planet Ceres

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.

By January 19, 2015

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Weird asteroid spun so fast it literally exploded itself

For the first time, astronomers have captured images of a rare type of asteroid that rotates so quickly it literally cracks itself up.

By March 20, 2015

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NASA's Dawn becomes first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet

The Dawn space probe will take a much closer look at Ceres' mystery lights now that it is in orbit around the protoplanet.

By March 6, 2015

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Ganymede, biggest moon in the solar system, has a saltwater ocean

NASA says new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a subsurface ocean on Jupiter's largest moon.

By March 12, 2015