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`Dwarf planet` in deep space has water

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 01:51

Ceres, a tiny planet in the asteroid belt, spouts water vapour, a finding that strengthens theories that life on Earth was kick-started by a bombardment of space rocks, scientists said today.

Scientists discover dwarf planet with no atmosphere

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 13:37

Astronomers have discovered that a distant dwarf planet, about two thirds the size of Pluto, lacks atmosphere.

NASA`s Dawn spacecraft to leave giant asteroid Vesta for dwarf planet

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 12:21

NASA`s Dawn spacecraft is set to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant solar system destinations.

Astronomers find ice, methane on dwarf planet

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 10:43

‘Snow White’ - which was discovered in 2007 orbits the Sun at the edge of the solar system.

Jupiter moon scanned by astronomers` prowess

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 09:34

Astronomers Wednesday described a dwarf planet orbiting in the far, frozen reaches of the Solar System and unveiled a geological map of Ganymede, an icy satellite of Jupiter.