Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Centaurs estimated to number around 44,000 are minor planets with diameters larger than one kilometre.

See Pic: New details on dwarft planet Ceres

See Pic: New details on dwarft planet Ceres

NASA has recently released a detailed image of the dwarf planet Ceres.

Top five amazing space discoveries of 2015

Top five amazing space discoveries of 2015

Of the many significant breakthroughs, here’s a list of the top five amazing space discoveries of 2015.

NASA's Dawn amazes scientists with new maps, insights about Ceres

NASA's Dawn amazes scientists with new maps, insights about Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft continued to amaze, yet puzzle scientists with its tantalizing views and other data about the dwarf planet Ceres.

Watch: Ceres' mysterious bright spots snapped in new detail

Watch: Ceres' mysterious bright spots snapped in new detail

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has delivered the closest-yet views of the brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft sends remarkable images of Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft sends remarkable images of Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has delivered the closest-yet views of the dwarf planet Ceres.

NASA spots more 'mysterious' bright spots on Ceres

New images of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft has provided more visible images of mysterious bright spots and also revealed a pyramid-shaped peak towering over a relatively flat landscape.

NASA captures best close-up shots yet of dwarf planet Ceres

UCLA-led NASA mission has provided closest ever look at dwarf planet Ceres.

Mystery white spots on dwarf planet Ceres – ice, salt or...

Mystery white spots on dwarf planet Ceres – ice, salt or...

Dwarf planet Ceres is proving to be weirder than it was originally thought. One feature of the celestial body that has been baffling scientists and astronomers are those mysterious 'white spots' on its surface.

NASA captures close-up of dwarf planet Ceres

NASA captures close-up of dwarf planet Ceres

An image of Ceres, clicked by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 23, shows the finer details of the dwarf planet.

New Ceres animation gives best view yet of dwarf planet's bright spots

New Ceres animation gives best view yet of dwarf planet's bright spots

 The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are better resolved in a new sequence of images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 3 and 4, 2015. The images were taken from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers).

NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures sunlit North Pole of Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures sunlit North Pole of Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured images of sunlit North Pole of Ceres, it has been reported.

`Dwarf planet` Ceres spawns giant mystery

`Dwarf planet` Ceres spawns giant mystery

First classified a planet, then an asteroid and then a "dwarf planet" with some traits of a moon -- the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes.

NASA's Dawn in excellent health to collect data from Ceres post March 6 arrival

NASA's Dawn in excellent health to collect data from Ceres post March 6 arrival

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is in excellent shape to collect data from the dwarf planet Ceres after its one month arrival.

Bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres may be active ice

Bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres may be active ice

A pair of mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres could actually be ice which may be emitting plumes into space, new images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft suggest.

NASA spacecraft creates history, enters dwarf planet's orbit

NASA spacecraft creates history, enters dwarf planet's orbit

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet called Ceres.

NASA spacecraft set for historic arrival at dwarf planet

NASA spacecraft set for historic arrival at dwarf planet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft, set to enter the orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres on March 6, has sent some fresh images as it approaches for the historic orbit insertion.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft clicks closest ever picture of dwarf planet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft clicks closest ever picture of dwarf planet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has captured the best-ever view of Ceres at a resolution of 14 kms per pixel.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets close-up view of its target dwarf planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets close-up view of its target dwarf planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has got a close-up view of its target dwarf planet Ceres, obtaining navigational images of more than half of Ceres using its framing camera.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft enters approach phase towards dwarf planet 'Ceres'

NASA's Dawn spacecraft enters approach phase towards dwarf planet 'Ceres'

NASA's Dawn spacecraft launched in 2007, has currently entered an approach phase towards dwarf planet Ceres, which has never been visited before by a spacecraft.