Ceres’ Haulani Crater shows evidence of landslides from its crater rim.
The latest data from the Dawn space probe points to underground ice flows and a water vapour atmosphere.
Ceres, as seen by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on December 10, around a crater chain called Gerber Catena.
Dawn’s mission director and chief engineer describes his ‘dream come true’ job – and how the new data coming back from Ceres could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of our solar system.
Everything in space is so far away, but probes bring us closer.
Cratered surface of Ceres in colour.
Approaching Ceres, the Dawn spacecraft reveals the dwarf planet in colour for the first time.
What is the bright spot of Ceres? Not long till we find out.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft hasn’t reached optimum orbit around Ceres but the data it’s returning has already got scientists excited.
I’ve seen the future, and the future’s blue.
It’s no TIE fighter, but the Dawn probe is driven by the future of spacecraft propulsion: ion engines.
Hey Jupiter and Io, I’m on my way to Pluto.
There is no doubt that 2014 was a fantastic year for planetary sciences – the high points were the successful landing of Philae on comet 67P, the discovery of methane by the Curiosity rover on Mars and…