A NASA spacecraft en-route to the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter returned its sharpest images yet of its target, the dwarf planet Ceres.
A strange, flickering white blotch found on the dwarf planet Ceres by a NASA spacecraft has scientists scratching their heads.
As NASA's trailblazing Dawn mission approaches dwarf planet Ceres, a new series of images beamed back show intriguing details.
A NASA probe is about to get the first up-close look at a potentially habitable alien world.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal operations after a high-energy particle event forced the mission to enter safe mode, knocking its ion drive offline. Continue reading →
Astronomers analyzing data from the now defunct Herschel infrared space observatory have made a huge discovery deep inside the asteroid belt -- Ceres, the largest body in the region, is generating plumes of water vapor. Continue reading →
In new images of Vesta, an unusual, yet beautiful, look at the massive asteroid's mineral history has been made possible.
In a surprise finding, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has discovered the protoplanet is rich in hydrogen, which most likely was delivered by water-bearing meteorites striking the body.
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