New studies provide unexpected insights into dwarf planet Ceres

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 14:01 in Astronomy & Space

Six studies published today in Science highlight new and unexpected insights into Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest object in the asteroid belt (between Mars and Jupiter). The results, derived from data from the Dawn spacecraft in orbit around Ceres, reveal that it has craters, cracks, cryovolcanos and other markers of geological processes. Together, these studies provide a much-improved understanding of Ceres, a world of rock and ice.

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