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Jan 28, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Liquid water apparently flowed on the surface of the huge asteroid Vesta briefly in the relatively recent past, a surprising new study suggests.
Jan 27, 2015 04:54 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Jan 24, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
A strange, flickering white blotch found on the dwarf planet Ceres by a NASA spacecraft has scientists scratching their heads.
Jan 19, 2015 02:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's trailblazing Dawn mission approaches dwarf planet Ceres, a new series of images beamed back show intriguing details.
Dec 23, 2014 12:15 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A NASA probe is about to get the first up-close look at a potentially habitable alien world.
Sep 18, 2014 06:54 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Jan 22, 2014 01:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Dec 17, 2013 04:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In new images of Vesta, an unusual, yet beautiful, look at the massive asteroid's mineral history has been made possible.
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