NASA's Dawn spacecraft spotted weird spots on the surface of Ceres. Ceres is the largest known object in the asteroid belt.
Scientists discovered that the dark and shadowy dwarf planet Ceres has water ice on its surface. This makes the Ceres an icy body found in the asteroid belt.
NASA released high-resolution images of Ceres where a bright spot was seen. Scientists say that the bright spot was caused by solidified briny liquid from beneath the dwarf planet.
Scientists found jumbled icy and rocky zones in dwarf planet Ceres’ interior, suggesting that the planet may be warmer inside
Scientists identified permanently shadowed region in dwarf planet Ceres for the first time.
NASA scientists have decided that the Dawn spacecraft will be more useful if it stays on dwarf planet Ceres than a flyby on a mysterious object in the asteroid belt.
New images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft have brought humanity a mere 2,700 miles above the surface of the protoplanet known as Ceres. Now, for the first time ever, experts are able to see the nooks and crannies of this alien world in stunning detail; and even still, two "bright spots" on its surface remain a mystery.
The first color snapshot ever taken of Pluto (below) has just come in from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft - a historic milestone for the probe as it continues to move in on the dwarf planet. This unique imagery also offers new insight on distant Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.
Normally when we see pictures from space, they are in black and white, causing many to think that any world that isn't a planet must have dusty and colorless landscapes in the otherwise brilliant heavens. Now, however, new images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft challenge that notion, showing us that the massive asteroid known as Ceres is far more colorful than initial black-and-white images suggest.