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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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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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Dawn Closing on Asteroid Ceres Sends Images to Help Study Universe Origin

As Dawn delves into the unknown orbit of Ceres next month, some photos of Ceres with a resolution of 8.5 miles per pixel have revealed the white spots clearly, heightening the mystery surrounding the largest asteroid in the solar family. Part of NASA’s Discovery Program, Dawn has orbited one member of the main asteroid belt, Vesta last year and is now heading ...

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Dawn Gets Closer to Dwarf Planet Ceres, Gets Better Snapshots

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, moving closer to Ceres, the dwarf planet, has snapped better and close pictures of this mysterious world. At a resolution of 8.5 miles (14 kilometers) per pixel, the pictures represent the sharpest images to date of Ceres. After the spacecraft arrives and enters into orbit around the dwarf planet, it will study the intriguing world in great detail ...

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