When NASA’s Dawn spacecraft arrived at Ceres in 2015, scientists were expecting to find a relic from the early days of the Solar System – one that could help unravel the secrets of how other worlds, including the Earth, formed. Instead, they discovered that the asteroid – which at 946 kilometres in diameter is large … Continue reading Dawn’s close-up look at an active Ceres
New research is delving into the little know cryovolcanism of the outer solar system.
Pioneering asteroid visiting craft is running on fumes and about to shut down. Richard A Lovett reports.
The largest body in the asteroid belt has very complex chemistry.
NASA scientists have built a picture of what is going on beneath the surface of the dwarf planet, Ceres.
Scientists have been trying to explain why there is so little evidence of collisions with asteroids on the dwarf planet.