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New Ceres Images Show Bright Craters

Ceres’ Haulani Crater, with a diameter of 21 miles (34 kilometers), shows evidence of landslides from its crater rim. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA Click for a full size image New Ceres Images Show Bright Craters Craters with bright material on dwarf planet ...

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Dawn Mission Wins Two Awards

Members of the Dawn mission accept the 2015 Robert J. Collier Trophy recognition. From left to right: Joseph Makowski of Orbital ATK, Keyur Patel of JPL, Robert Mase of JPL, Marc Rayman of JPL and Michael Violet of Orbital ATK. ...

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What smacks into Ceres stays on Ceres

Cosmic flypaper Experiments using a high velocity cannon suggest that when asteroids hit targets that are icy or made of porous silicate materials, much of the impact material stays in the crater. The findings have implications for the surface composition ...

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Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn mission launched September 27, 2007. It traveled to the asteroid Vesta, where it remained in orbit from July 2011 to July 2012 before heading to Ceres. It is slated to spend five months studying the dwarf planet, though ...

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