NASA explains the case of Ceres' missing large craters- Watch the video!

The US space agency NASA has released a video explaining the case of the missing Ceres craters.

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2016, 09:37 AM IST
NASA explains the case of Ceres' missing large craters- Watch the video!
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New Delhi: The US space agency NASA has released a video explaining the case of the missing Ceres craters.

According to NASA, Ceres is covered in countless small and young craters, but none are larger than 175 miles (280 kilometers) in diameter.

A new study in the journal Nature Communications explores this puzzle of Ceres' missing large craters, using data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has been orbiting Ceres since March 2015.

The lack of giant impact basins on Ceres shows a puzzle to the scientists. They expected to observe more large craters on the dwarf planet than have been found by NASA's Dawn mission, as reported.

A variety of processes that might have caused the appearance of the largest basins to be softened or erased over time are being investigated by the researchers.

To know more about it, watch the video below:  

Video credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory