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Apr 22, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
It may not be the biggest crater on dwarf planet Ceres' surface, but it's certainly one of the most compelling.
Apr 18, 2016 03:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Life went from really bad to worse for dinosaurs in the years preceding the asteroid impact, new research shows.
Mar 29, 2016 01:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The gas giant appears to have experienced a pretty significant impact event and the flash of the extraterrestrial meteor was caught by amateur astronomers who just happened to be videoing Jupiter and its moons.
Mar 16, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Mar 7, 2016 02:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There's a mountain on dwarf planet Ceres, but scientists have no idea how it got there.
Feb 23, 2016 02:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If a space rock hits the atmosphere, and no one is around to hear it, does the tabloid press still report it as an Earth-shattering event?
Feb 19, 2016 11:33 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
We know of only one asteroid with rings around it -- but there are likely many, many more.
Feb 18, 2016 12:10 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Asteroid Vesta likely had enough impacts to erase a flurry of space rock collisions about four billion years ago.
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