After a year of speculation since NASA's Dawn mission arrived in orbit around dwarf planet Ceres, we may be coming close to answer as to what is causing its mysterious bright spots inside the famous Occator Crater.
Is it ice or not? New observations of the dwarf planet have revealed the possible spectroscopic signal of ice turning to vapor as the surface is heated by the sun.
There's a mountain on dwarf planet Ceres, but scientists have no idea how it got there.
Asteroid Vesta likely had enough impacts to erase a flurry of space rock collisions about four billion years ago.
What's next for NASA's Dawn mission as it moves closer to the surface of dwarf planet Ceres? See some of its recent work in pictures.
New maps of Ceres show the dwarf planet's mysterious bright spots and huge, pyramid-shaped mountain in a new light.
Throwing open the doors to the hallowed halls of science, stumped researchers welcomed help from the public Wednesday in solving a number of nagging mysteries about dwarf planet Ceres.
These new images are the clearest yet and reveal that in some places the rim of the odd crater is nearly vertical, rising about 1 mile from the floor.
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