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NASA’s DAWN Sends Stunning Images of Fractures on Ceres Crater Similar to Our Moon

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has lowered itself closest ever to Ceres dwarf planet to take pictures of Kupalo crater in its finest detail that gives insights into what the surface of Ceres or any dwarf planet would be. As Dawn’s pictures last year showed some salt deposits in brightest glows on Ceres, the recent picture of Kupalo Crater shows the bright ...

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What smacks into Ceres stays on Ceres, says Study

A new set of high-velocity impact experiments suggests that the dwarf planet Ceres may be something of a cosmic dartboard: Projectiles that slam into it tend to stick. The experiments, performed using the Vertical Gun Range at NASA’s Ames Research Center, suggest that when asteroids and other impactors hit Ceres, much of the impact material remains on the surface instead ...

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Everest-Like Pyramid on Ceres Baffles NASA Scientists as Dawn Images Pour in

Dawn spacecraft that has already raised the levels of curiosity with bright spots captured a baffling pyramid-shaped peak towering in a flat surrounding landscape on the dwarf planet, similar to Himalayan Mount Everest. DAWN spacecraft has found a merterious pyramid on Ceres, the dwarf planet it is moving towards to take closer shots to unravel the mystery of bright spots ...

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Ice Crater or Alien City? Ceres Bright Spots Puzzling Still as Dawn Moves Closer (Photos, Video)

Astro-physicists have been waiting for months to unravel the mystery of bright lights on asteroid Ceres and the Dawn spacecraft that is inching closer to its surface is still far from resolving puzzle. Located between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres has its visitor from Earth, NASA’s dawn mission to take the first glimpse and send pictures of the dwarf planet. While ...

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What’s NASA Spacecraft DAWN up to in Ceres Orbit?

It’s more than a month since the rendezvous of NASA’s DAWN spacecraft reaching the gravitational orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres between Jupiter and Mars happened. NASA said the spacecraft has performed flawlessly, continuing to thrust with its ion engine as planned and that all its computer systems and observation instruments are in excellent health, despite the fact that the ...

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NASA’s Dawn Entering Ceres Orbit: Watch Live Stream, Live streaming Information

As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is set to enter the orbit of an unknown world of Ceres orbit today, after almost five-year wait, astronomers are enthusiastically waiting for the rendezvous hoping the moment will live up the expectations of clearer picture of the alien world. The dwarf planet, Ceres, located in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is key ...

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Just 29000 Miles Away, Ceres Bright Spots in Photos Puzzle Researchers

As NASA’s DAWN spacecraft began to spiral towards the dwarf planet Ceres, what remains puzzlesome for scientists was a bright spot that stands out in the middle from an apparent crater. The latest images from Dawn, taken on Feb.19, nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers) away from Ceres, reveal that the bright spot seen in the images lies close to yet another bright ...

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