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Posted March 1st, 2017 at 4:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Where are Ceres Large Craters?

Posted July 27th, 2016 at 12:39 pm (UTC-4)
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After NASA’s Dawn spacecraft had passed by the asteroid Vesta, on its way to rendezvous with Ceres, mission scientists noticed that its surface was banged up with a lot of very large craters.  Its biggest impact crater is Rheasilvia, which measures 505 km in diameter. They expected that Ceres would also be seriously pitted with giant impact basins too. […]

Bright Spots of Ceres; Rotten Tomatoes Produces Energy; Black Hole Flashes Red

Posted March 16th, 2016 at 1:58 pm (UTC-4)
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Earth Based Telescope Provides New Insight on the Bright Spots of Ceres The dwarf planet Ceres is the largest body in the asteroid belt, which is a large collection of small to very large space rocks between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Among the features of the dwarf planet that’s fascinated a lot of […]

Bright Spots on Ceres; Sorry No Alien Structure; New Lie-Detector

Posted December 10th, 2015 at 5:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Scientists Learn More about Dwarf Planet Ceres Scientists think they may know what’s behind the mysterious bright spots on the Ceres and where the dwarf planet may have originated. Studying data gathered by NASA’S Dawn spacecraft the researchers outlined their findings in a pair of new studies published in the journal Nature. In one study, […]

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres

Posted January 2nd, 2015 at 8:27 pm (UTC-4)
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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is getting set for the final segment of its planned ten-year mission after entering the approach phase of its visit to the dwarf planet Ceres. This dwarf planet, with an average diameter of 950 kilometers, is the largest object in the asteroid belt, a region of space located between the orbits of […]

Science Scanner: Mapping an Asteroid; Why the Universe Didn’t Collapse; Spicy Food Saves Lives

Posted November 19th, 2014 at 9:07 pm (UTC-4)
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Scientists Create Geologic and Tectonic Map of Vesta the Asteroid A group of scientists used high-resolution images captured by NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft between 2011 and 2012 to create what they say is the first total geologic and tectonic map of the asteroid Vesta. Details on the work appear in the December edition of the journal […]