Tag: Ceres

Huge Ice Volcanoes take place on Ceres Every Year

Huge Ice Volcanoes take place on Ceres Every Year

Researchers from the University of Arizona solved the mystery about the missing mountains of Ceres. Giuseppe Piazzi of the Palermo Astronomical Observatory was the name behind the discovery of Ceres, the first asteroid ever located by astronomers. He made this historic detection on 1st January 1801. At the time of this finding, Ceres was given…

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NASA’s Dawn Mission is coming to its End

NASA’s Dawn Mission is coming to its End

The Dawn Mission revolutionized the field of Planetary Science through its breathtaking imagery and engineering feats. Dawn was launched by NASA in September 2007 with the intentions of studying 2 of the 3 known protoplanets (Ceres and Vesta) of the asteroid belt. The launch was executed from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as a…

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New Findings From NASA’s Dawn Mission at Dwarf Planet Ceres

New Findings From NASA’s Dawn Mission at Dwarf Planet Ceres

Bright Areas on Ceres Suggest Geologic Activity The surface of the dwarf planet Ceres is generally looking quite dark, but with notable exceptions. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft sent back images of hundreds of bright areas that stand out there. Now, scientists have a better sense of how these reflective areas formed and changed over time – processes indicative…

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