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NASA's Dawn zooms in on Ceres' towering conical mountain

A 4-mile-high mountain on dwarf planet Ceres comes into focus as the Dawn spacecraft scoots up close for its most detailed images yet.

By August 25, 2015

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NASA says chill out, there's no doomsday asteroid next month

Rumors of an Earth-shattering asteroid impact scheduled for September are blown off course by NASA applying science to the fear-mongering.

By August 20, 2015

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The 4-mile-tall pyramid mountain on dwarf planet Ceres is glowing

NASA's Dawn spacecraft finds that the largest object in the asteroid belt is also a huge mystery, as the craft takes a closer look.

By August 8, 2015

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Lt. Uhura from 'Star Trek' is hopping on a NASA plane

Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Lt. Nyota Uhura on "Star Trek," is going back to space. Sort of. She'll take part in a NASA image-capturing flight in September.

By August 4, 2015

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NASA's Ceres maps show color-coded features and new official, mythical names

The geological features on dwarf planet Ceres are now named after agricultural gods and goddesses, while we're still waiting to hear about the sci-fi names chosen for features of Pluto's moon.

By July 29, 2015

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NASA spies 3-mile-tall 'pyramid,' more bright spots on Ceres

Dwarf planet Ceres gets weirder as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer. Check out the latest shots from the cosmic paparazzi.

By June 18, 2015

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Awakened Philae lander could be working on comet surface again next week

After hibernating through winter and spring, the Philae probe is finally awake and could be ready to resume experiments soon.

By June 15, 2015

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Get up close with Ceres' weird bright spots in new NASA photo

NASA's Dawn spacecraft cozies up to the fascinating dwarf planet Ceres and sends back the best look yet at its oddball bright spots.

By June 10, 2015

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Tempting blue pools in vivid Mars photo aren't what they seem

A recently released ESA image shows large lakes of blue on the surface of the Red Planet. Or does it?

By June 3, 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