Dwarf planet Ceres is 'ocean world' with salty water deep underground

The findings confirm the presence of a subsurface reservoir of brine - salt-enriched water - remnants of a vast subsurface ocean that has been gradually freezing.

Aug 11, 2020, 02:02 AM IST

Ceres mountain celebrates Kwanzaa festival

Scientists believe that Kwanzaa Tholus may have once been as prominent as Ahuna Mons, the tallest and most noticeable mountain on Ceres. 

Dec 28, 2017, 20:39 PM IST

Ceres an active, evolving world. Not dead as previously thought: NASA

 The researchers presented the latest results about the bright areas at the American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday.

Dec 13, 2017, 14:12 PM IST

There's still some liquid on planet Ceres, says NASA

The planet may have had a global ocean in the past but experts now believe that Ceres' crust is a mixture of ice, salts and hydrated materials that were subjected to past and possibly recent geologic activity

Oct 27, 2017, 16:39 PM IST

NASA extends Dawn mission at dwarf planet Ceres

During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been orbiting since March 2015.

Oct 20, 2017, 11:53 AM IST

NASA's Dawn spacecraft views Ceres's Occator Crater at opposition from sun

On April 29, Dawn successfully observed Ceres at opposition, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres’ surface. 

May 17, 2017, 12:45 PM IST

NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveals age of Ceres' brightest area

The research, led by researchers Andreas Nathues at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Gottingen, Germany, analyzed data from two instruments on board NASA's Dawn spacecraft: the framing camera, and the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer.

Mar 09, 2017, 10:29 AM IST

NASA's Dawn spacecraft finds evidence of organic material on Ceres

The organics discovery was made by the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR) onboard the Dawn spacecraft in and around a northern-hemisphere crater called Ernutet. 

Feb 17, 2017, 11:53 AM IST

Dwarf planet 'Ceres' may host several 'hidden' ice volcanoes besides Ahuna Mons

Other icy worlds in our solar system, like Pluto, Europa, Triton, Charon and Titan, may also have such mountains of icy rock - called cryovolcanoes - but Ahuna Mons is conspicuously alone on Ceres. 

Feb 03, 2017, 12:27 PM IST

Ice is everywhere on Ceres, reveals NASA's Dawn spacecraft (Watch)

Newly published studies from Dawn scientists show two distinct lines of evidence for ice at or near the surface of the dwarf planet.

Dec 16, 2016, 10:38 AM IST

NASA to announce new findings on Earth, space science missions – Ceres, Earth’s flowing ice, Mars to be featured in briefings

NASA will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union which is being held from December 12-16 in San Francisco.

Dec 09, 2016, 11:54 AM IST

No more inert! NASA spotted isolated mountain on Ceres surface- Watch

The findings, published in Science, are based on the yearlong orbital observations by the Dawn spacecraft which is till revolving around 590-miles wide Ceres.

Sep 02, 2016, 18:56 PM IST

Thanks to Dawn, NASA now has access to the interiors of Ceres!

As per NASA, Ceres has a special property called "hydrostatic equilibrium," which was confirmed in this study.

Aug 04, 2016, 19:45 PM IST

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.

Jul 27, 2016, 09:36 AM IST

NASA's Dawn found ice-friendly craters mapped on dwarf planet 'Ceres'

The US space agency NASA's Dawn has identified ice-friendly craters mapped on the dwarf planet Ceres.

Jul 09, 2016, 12:28 PM IST

From Jupiter to Mars: Five amazing things to know about our solar system!

Here are some amazing things you must know about our solar system this week.

Apr 26, 2016, 15:59 PM IST

New image of dwarft planet Ceres shows bright craters

 NASA has released a new image of the dwarft planet Ceres with bright material.

Apr 20, 2016, 06:50 AM IST

NASA's Dawn reveals mysterious bright spots on Ceres – Watch!

Occator Crater, measuring 57 miles across and 2.5 miles deep, contains the brightest area on Ceres.

Mar 24, 2016, 11:10 AM IST

Here is the latest image sent by Dawn from Ceres – See pic!

Dawn spacecraft has sent an image that shows cratered terrain in the northern hemisphere of Ceres. 

Mar 17, 2016, 00:35 AM IST

Dawn's one year at Ceres: A mysterious mountain on dwarf planet!

Latest images from Dawn spacecraft reveal a mysterious mountain on the dwarf planet Ceres.

Mar 08, 2016, 06:19 AM IST