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Tag: Dawn mission
Recent Hydrothermal Activity May Explain Ceres' Brightest Area
Jul 3, 2016
The brightest area on Ceres, located in the mysterious Occator Crater, has the highest concentration of carbonate minerals ever seen outside Earth, according to a new study.
New Ceres Images Show Bright Craters
Apr 19, 2016
Craters with bright material on dwarf planet Ceres shine in new images from NASA's Dawn mission.
Mar 24, 2016
Scientists from NASA's Dawn mission have unveiled new images from the spacecraft's lowest orbit at Ceres, including highly anticipated views of Occator Crater.
Dawn's First Year at Ceres: A Mountain Emerges
Mar 8, 2016
NASA's Dawn mission commemorates the spacecraft's first year at Ceres with new images of a mysterious mountain.
Ceres: Keeping Well-Guarded Secrets for 215 Years
Jan 27, 2016
In 1801, when an astronomer pointed his telescope at a seemingly star-like point of light, he probably had no idea a robotic emissary from Earth would one day be sent there.
New Details on Ceres Seen in Dawn Images
Jan 12, 2016
Features on dwarf planet Ceres that piqued the interest of scientists throughout 2015 stand out in exquisite detail in the latest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
New Clues to Ceres' Bright Spots and Origins
Dec 10, 2015
Ceres reveals some of its well-kept secrets in two new studies in the journal Nature, thanks to data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
Ceres' Bright Spots Seen in Striking New Detail
Sep 9, 2015
The brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres gleam with mystery in new views delivered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
Dawn Sends Sharper Scenes from Ceres
Aug 25, 2015
The closest-yet views of Ceres, delivered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, show the small world's features in unprecedented detail, including Ceres' tall, conical mountain; crater formation features and narrow, braided fractures.
Cruise Over Ceres in New Video
Aug 9, 2015
Striking 3-D detail highlights a towering mountain, the brightest spots and other features on dwarf planet Ceres in a new video from NASA's Dawn mission.
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