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Ceres as you've never seen before 😮
Ceres as you've never seen before 😮 This video animation is based on images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The images provided information for a three-dimensional terrain model. The vertical dimension has been exaggerated by a factor of two, and a star field has been added in the background. 📸 by NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/ESO/S. Brunier. Processing, animation & music: DLR (F. Preusker, E. Kersten, S. Elgner)
Ceres’ Transient Exosphere is Product of Solar Activity, Planetary Researchers Say | Planetary Science | Sci-News.com
Planetary researchers have long thought that the dwarf planet Ceres may have a temporary, thin atmosphere (an exosphere), but mysteries lingered about its origin and why it’s not always present. Now, scientists from NASA’s Dawn mission suggest that the Cerean exosphere appears to be related to the behavior of the Sun, rather than Ceres’ proximity to the Sun.
Dawn Finds New Evidence for Water Ice on Ceres | Planetary Science | Sci-News.com
Images from NASA’s Dawn probe have revealed a dark, cratered world whose brightest area is made of reflective salts — not water ice. But several new studies show distinct lines of evidence for ice at or near Ceres’ surface. Above: This false-color image shows the dwarf planet Ceres. Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA.