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Dwarf planet Ceres' bright spots shrink but stay strange on approach

Ceres appears to have a pair of cosmic headlights reflecting the sun. As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches, they're looking smaller, but no less mysterious.

By May 25, 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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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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CNET readers' best guesses at explaining those Ceres mystery spots

For months now we've been wondering what the bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres are, as seen by the Dawn spacecraft. We've compiled some of our best reader guesses to help you place your bets.

By May 27, 2015

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Vote now: What are those bright spots on the surface of Ceres?

Scientists and astronomers are still guessing about the bright spots of light found on the dwarf planet of Ceres. Join the crowd voting on what you think the spots might be -- ice, lava, lost cities, just camera artifacts...?

By May 26, 2015

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Weird spots on dwarf planet Ceres start to come into focus

Dawn has taken the closest pictures yet of the dwarf planet and started to illuminate the nature of its most glaring mystery.

By May 11, 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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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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No, the planets are not going to cause an epic earthquake this week

Don't believe the hype, there's no planetary alignment capable of causing "the Big One," just a viral video devoid of any real facts.

By May 27, 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