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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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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

Review

LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3)

LittleBigPlanet 3 is a paradise for creativity that provides an impressive array of tools and possibilities. Its included adventure is fresh, and the new characters and items are a welcome evolution.

By November 17, 2014

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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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Mars once had an ocean bigger than the Arctic

NASA scientists have analysed the water signatures in Mars' atmosphere to determine that the planet once had a primitive ocean bigger than the Arctic Ocean on Earth.

By March 5, 2015

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NASA: Comet landing is big step toward 'moving off this planet'

After the first successful touchdown on a comet, a NASA director couldn't contain his excitement, declaring the Rosetta mission a key step toward "taking" the entire solar system.

By November 12, 2014

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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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New planet-hunting tool chases after star system's little brown dwarf

The Sphere instrument on the VLT in Chile peers with all its might into the blackness around a binary star system and returns a surprise for astronomers.

By February 18, 2015

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Ancient star with Earth-sized planets dates to 'dawn of the galaxy'

NASA's Kepler mission helps locate a solar system stocked with Earth-sized planets that dates back 11.2 billion years.

By January 28, 2015

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Honda's new Type R is the hottest hatchback in the world (pictures)

Honda claims that it's brought the fastest front-driven hatchback on the planet to the Geneva auto show, and then it backed up that claim by smashing the Nurburgring lap record with the new Type R.

29 Images By March 4, 2015